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Georgetown Heritage Sets $9-million Goal to Save C&O Canal, Replace Boat

Due to cuts in the National Park Service budget, the C&O Canal National Park was unable to afford repairs ...

Redone Georgetown Post Office Gets New Tenant

Some things go together like snail mail and software. After years of plans and reconstruction, the old Georgetown Post Office ...

ANC Report: Thefts from Autos, Liquor Licenses, Prospect Place Designs

At the Nov. 3 Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission meeting, Sgt. Phillips of the Metropolitan Police displayed his body camera and ...

Arc’teryx Opening First East Coast Store in CityCenter

High-end Canadian outdoor clothing and outfitting company Arc’teryx is planning to open its first east coast store at CityCenter ...

Cyber Security: More Than Just Passwords

Cybercrime is here to stay. There have been so many headlines about data breaches and stolen user credentials that the ...

Cowboy Express Startles D.C. Commuters

At the height of rush hour at Key Bridge and M Street, protestors on horseback from out West entered the ...

Washington, D.C., Ranks in Top 3 for Rat Population

Rats are no strangers to Georgetowners, notorious for their scurrying around the neighborhood’s sidewalks and waterfront when the sun ...

Volta Park Day

Volta Park Day drew in the crowds of young and old Oct. 5. There were rides, hot dogs and hamburger ...

ANC REPORT: Dumpsters Need to Be Restricted

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E at its Sept. 29 meeting voted to ask D.C. government to consider banning curbside dumpsters ...

Georgetown Gala to Honor Jack and Michele Evans, Oct. 24

The Georgetown Gala, the annual black-tie soiree of the Citizens Association of Georgetown, will honor Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans ...

Catania, Solo at CAG Mayoral Forum, Commands Room and Issues

The Citizens Association of Georgetown invited the three major candidates running for mayor in the Nov. 4 general election to ...

Crime & Safety Report

Overview: Nine people were shot over the Oct. 4 weekend in and around Washington, D.C., including an eight-year-old boy ...

CommunityMeetings

Wed., Oct. 8 Tudor Place Neighborhood Liaison Committee Meeting and candidate forum for the single-member district 7 (SMD07) of the ...

D.C. Council Votes to Allow Concealed-Carry Guns

City Council passed legislation on Tuesday, Sept. 23 that allows for the carrying of concealed firearms in public in the ...

D.C.'s IG Criticizes Police for Overzealous Ticketing

“Motorists deserve reasonable assurances that District entities and contractors involved in issuing… tickets emphasize diligence and accuracy over volume and ...

Visitors' Parking Pass Program to Change

The District Department of Transportation has proposed rules that would change the visitor parking pass program that allows guests of ...

Some Hoyas Given Antibiotics After Infected

Health officials have confirmed that a strain of bacterial meningitis was the cause of Georgetown University sophomore Andrea Jaime’s ...

LED Lighting Under Whitehurst Freeway

BID is in the early stages of installing artistic infrastructure LED lighting under the Whitehurst Freeway. The new fixtures would ...

Georgetown Breaks Ground on Thompson Athletics Center

The $62-million project will be completely supported through philanthropy.

BID Transportation Working Group Update

At the Georgetown Business Improvement District meeting on Sept. 15, the Transportation Working Group updated the community on a number ...

Canal Road: Off-Peak Lane Closures to July 2015

The District Department of Transportation has begun off-peak single-lane closures on eastbound Canal Road, NW, between Foxhall Road and the ...

ANC2E Report Condo Redesign, Ein House, New Exec

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E held its monthly meeting on Sept. 2, as a few problems concerning new construction were worked ...

Neighbors and Duke Ellington School Agree on Rooftop Rules

Another agreement between a big school and its neighbors was signed Aug. 1 on the lawn of the Duke Ellington ...

Africa Leaders Summit Slows Traffic, Stops Pedestrians

Washington, D.C., underwent tight security as the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit arrived in the city. The summit was ...

Attempted Jumper at Key Bridge Stopped by Police

A man standing on the Key Bridge walkway texted his friend Friday evening, July 11, and told him was considering ...

Bones Found at Hyde-Addison School Not Human

While performing maintenance work at Hyde-Addison Elementary School, 3219 O St., NW, construction workers unearthed bones, while digging Friday morning ...

Assault Behind Good Guys Club Becomes a Homicide

Michael Hrizuk, 57, an Air Force veteran, died July 2 of injuries received during a June 21 assault behind Good ...

2nd District Community-Police Ride Rescheduled for July 31

The Metropolitan Police Department’s Mountain Bike Tactical Unit is joining up with the Citizen’s Advisory Council to host ...

ANC Report (cont.): Calvin and Jane Cafritz Protest Mark Ein’s House Designs

Washington Kastles owner and Venturehouse Group CEO Mark Ein has plans for additions to his property at 2920 R St ...

Search for Havoc, Dog Lost Since November, Reaches Georgetown

What would you do if you lost your dog? Janet Mihalyfi has not stopped looking for Havoc, her five-year-old, mixed-breed ...

Obama Speaks at Georgetown Waterfront Park

President Barack Obama brought his motorcade down K Street July 1 and delivered a speech at Georgetown Waterfront Park at ...

ANC Report: D.C. Sold Part of Alley? BID, Dumpsters, Church Re-use

The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E held its July meeting on June 30, discussing the Hyde School construction (coming very ...

Hoyas’ Mascot, Jack, Jr., Turns 1

Jack, Jr., the bulldog, celebrated his first birthday June 29. The mascot-in-training has taken over the job of Jack the ...

Taste of G'Town, Sept. 13

The Taste of Georgetown will return on Sept. 13 and will be held on K Street down near Georgetown Waterfront ...

Now, Das Coffee We Love

Das Ethiopian Restaurant at 28th and M Streets held its Ethiopian coffee ceremony June 21 on the outside patio of ...

ANC, OGB on N Street, ‘Exorcist’ Steps Condos, Latham Apartments

The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission and the Old Georgetown Board have chimed in over the last two weeks on construction ...

BID Report: Optimistic Assessment of Georgetown’s Economy

The Georgetown Business Improvement District released the second edition of the State of Georgetown Report 2014 at its annual membership ...

Starrels, Groszyk, Steingasser, BID, Starks Honored by CAG

Mayor Vincent Gray and Councilmember Jack Evans spoke at the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s annual awards and elections meeting ...

The Allure of the Georgetown Garden Tour

With nine unique gardens this year, the 86th Annual Georgetown Garden Tour promises some very interesting Saturday visits.

Renwick Chapel Rededicated

After major renovations, the historic Renwick Chapel at Oak Hill Cemetery on R Street was rededicated May 4. Family, friends ...

Georgetown Love Notes

Flowers and love songs, shared passions and passion for each other. Like loves like and sometimes the opposite. A hero ...

Bank of Georgetown Branch Named for Co-founder Curtin Winsor

Bank of Georgetown announced last week the relocation of its corporate headquarters and the opening of an adjoining branch at ...

Amina Rubinacci Boutique to Open March 1

The Amina Rubinacci Boutique plans to open March 1, at 2822 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. The luxury designer label was founded ...

Wisconsin Avenue Traffic: 2 Lanes Return to Glover Park; 35th at Wisconsin to Go Two-Way

As expected and previously reported, it’s back to the way it was for the traffic lanes on Wisconsin Avenue ...

Crime Report

Hold-ups at TD Bank and Domino’s Pizza;

Smash & Grab at Michael Kors

-- The TD Bank at 1611 Wisconsin Ave ...

Son Suspected in Stabbing of Parents Dies; Father Dead

The tragic story about a Jan. 19 double stabbing in a Q Street home got worse.

Fifty-six-year-old Bradford Nelson Elliott ...

Muth Guilty of Murdering His Wife, Viola Drath

Albrecht Gero Muth, accused of killing his 91-year-old wife Viola Herms Drath in August 2011 in their Georgetown home, was ...

Police Traffic Cameras Go Live, Feb. 1

After a month’s delay, 100 new traffic cameras, controlled by the Metropolitan Police Department, are set to issue drivers ...

Neighborhood Crimes

Robbery – “with force and violence” – 1200 block of 27th Street, NW, 6:31 p.m., Jan. 16: woman fought off ...

Evermay Draws Big Crowd for CAG

The year’s first monthly meeting for the Citizens Association of Georgetown at Evermay Jan. 15 drew one of its ...

Honoring Those Who Serve: Thanks, MPD

Nancy Taylor Bubes, Georgetowner and real agent rockstar at Washington Fine Properties, organized a festive thankyou with Marc and Nancy ...

The Georgetowner’s March Through History . . . and Georgetown

As The Georgetowner newspaper closes in on its 60th Anniversary, it seems fitting that your town crier will be relocating ...

Tom Russo, Owner of Chadwick's, Dies

Georgetowner restaurateur Tom Russo died Jan. 24. His funeral is Jan. 30.

DMV to Return to Georgetown Park in 2014

Closed since May 19, 2012, the Georgetown office of D.C.’s Department of Motor Vehicles -- once located in the ...

Jeh Johnson Confirmed by Senate as Secretary of Homeland Security

Georgetown resident Jeh Johnson was confirmed by the Senate Dec. 16 as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. Johnson and ...

Ellen Steury Sworn in as Commissioner

Ellen Steury was sworn in by Council member Jack Evans as the advisory neighborhood commissioner for single-member district 7 (SMD ...

Gypsy Sally’s to Get Lone Liquor License

The one tavern liquor license available in Georgetown looks like it will be going to Gypsy Sally’s at 3401 ...

Norman Tolkan, Door Store Founder, Dies at 87

Door Store founder Norman Tolkan died Dec. 8 from pneumonia at the age of 87.

Tolkan’s Door Store was ...

Yes, ‘What About the Future?’ BID’s 2028 Plan

Now that the Georgetown Business Improvement District has formally delivered its “Georgetown 2028” plan, other media outlets are chiming it ...

A Season of Giving

In this our town, in the year of Our Lord 2013, nonprofit is a year-round word. It’s a definition ...

Pop into Georgetown

Georgetown—known for great shopping and dining year-round—is raising the bar for the holidays and proving to be a ...

It’s Official: Mayor Gray Seeks Re-election

Mayor Vincent Gray made it official Dec. 2: He will seek re-election as Mayor of the District of Columbia. Gray ...

ANC Questions G’town Theater; Names Ellen Steury Commissioner; Sets Dec. 19 Meeting

The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission met Nov. 2 at Visitation Prep and focused on Wisconsin Avenue traffic, Metrorail in Georgetown ...

Last Chance to View Santa Claus Overlooking the Potomac?

Georgetown’s best-known Santa Claus is back on the rooftop of Jack Davies’s Prospect Street house, which overlooks the ...

Georgetown Senior Center Thanksgiving: 'With a Little Help From My Friends'

"What would you think, if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me? Lend ...

CAG, BID Urge Metro to Build Georgetown Station

Will Metrorail come to Georgetown in your lifetime? The Citizens Association of Georgetown and the Georgetown Business Improvement District wrote ...

Dent Place House Razed

The long, slow death of 3324 Dent Place, NW, is over.

This morning, a bulldozer moved onto the property, owned ...

DDOT Selects Streetcars for K Street From Union Station to Georgetown

After studies and surveys, the District Department of Transportation has opted for a streetcar “premium transit” option at a cost ...

Kerry, Clinton, Bush Rally for Afghan Women

Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former first lady Laura Bush gathered at ...

Changes for Wisconsin Avenue Traffic?

On Oct. 30, Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner (2E) Ed Solomon chaired a meeting at the Georgetown Holiday Inn to discuss the ...

JFK, Our Special Georgetowner

The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on November 22 will be on a ...

Washington Harbour Ice Rink Opens Monday, Nov. 11

The popular ice skating rink at Washington Harbour has delayed its opening to Monday, Nov. 11, because of weather conditions.

DDOT Selects Streetcars for K Street From Union Station to Georgetown

After studies and surveys, the way to go is on a streetcar, concludes the District Department of Transportation.

Veterans Day Events, Nov. 11

Thank and salute our veterans, living and departed, this Monday on Veterans Day.

ANC Swats at Concepts for Heating Plant, Hyde-Addison and Georgetown Theater; Applauds New G.U. Dorms

In one of the most intense, agenda-packed meetings in recent memory, the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E voiced concerns, if ...

Charles Eason Honored

Charlie Eason, an advisory neighborhood commissioner for 2E, has resigned due to health issues. He and his wife have moved ...

CRIME REPORTS

Armed Robbery on 31st St.; Robbery on Wisconsin Ave. At about 2:30 a.m., Nov. 1, on the 1200 ...

Glover Park ANC Wants Comments on Wisconsin Avenue Traffic

The advisory neighborhood commission for Glover Park is running a survey on Wisconsin Avenue traffic before it comments on Nov ...

Big Changes Ahead for Georgetown Below M Street

In coming years, watch for major construction and upgrades in lighting, signage and transportation in Georgetown, south of M Street to the river.

Astronaut, Critic and Man of Letters, Pulitzer-Prize Novelist: Godspeed

A trio of Americans left us last week. Their lives and achievements ring strong and true past this life.

Citizens Salute Herb & Patrice Miller

Theirs is a Georgetown story few could keep up with, much less conceive. Developer Herbert Miller and his wife Patrice ...

Volta Park Day Celebrates This Special Village

Before the rain and cooler air swept in, the weather for the annual Volta Park Day was perfect on Oct ...

Neighborhood Cameras Help Catch Thief

Remember those garage break-ins during the summer, when bicycles were stolen? Well, it looks like the community cameras proved their ...

Pedestrians Struck by Car on P Street

A child and adult were struck by a vehicle at 26th and P Streets, NW, Sept. 30, according to D ...

MPD Honors 2nd District Officers

Captain Jeffrey Herold received the Commander’s Choice Award at the Second District Police Awards Dinner. Plus, Officer Roberto Corchado ...

Trash at Waterfront Park Picked Up by BID

According to reports received over the weekend, the Georgetown Business Improvement Business District picked up 86 bags of trash at ...

Our 59th Anniversary: Volume 60 Has Arrived

The Georgetowner first published Oct. 7, 1954. Its frontpage held a profile, an essay, news about an outdoor art fair ...

Mary Meyer Honored by Georgetown Senior Center

The Georgetown Senior Center, founded by Virginia Luce Allen in 1982, honored one of its longest-serving volunteers, Mary Meyer. Working ...

West End Library Plans Move to Watergate

With redevelopment by EastBanc set for 24th and L Streets, NW, the West End Public Library plans a move to ...

Georgetown Expands to Downtown

Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies has moved into the Chinatown-Gallery Place neighborhood, joining the university’s Law Center ...

D.C. Taxis Set to Become Red and Gray

The DC Taxicab Commission approved final regulations defining sedan vehicles and a uniform color scheme for taxicabs Aug. 19. The ...

Office of Neighborhood Life Opens

Georgetown University has opened the new Office of Neighborhood Life. Led by Cory Peterson, the office serves as a resource ...

G.U. Students Return Aug. 23; Classes Begin Aug. 28

New and returning students will begin to arrive on Georgetown University’s main campus on Friday, Aug. 23. New Student ...

D.C. Public Schools Open Aug. 26; Pools Close Aug. 25

The first day of school for the D.C. Public Schools Systems is Aug. 26. Other regional school systems are ...

The Original Clyde’s Celebrates Its 50th Birthday

The front bar at Clyde’s of Georgetown, at 3236 M St., NW, was full and busy, the back rooms ...

Evans’s Nantucket Fundraiser Gets Buzz

While vacationing in Nantucket, Ward 2 councilman Jack Evans was the star of an Aug. 9 fundraising party, hosted by ...

DDOT Allows Visitor Parking Pass

Free visitor passes will be available on request for D.C. residents from the D.C. Department of Transportation.

While ...

New Volta Park Playground Officially Opens

Georgetown’s Volta Park officially opened its new playground July 22 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and visit by Mayor Vincent ...

Key Bridge, M Street Corner Wired for Safety and $$$

Crews from the District Department of Transportation have been working over several nights to install vehicle-detecting equipment at the busy ...

Man Jumps From Key Bridge, Survives

Here is a news brief from the Washington Post’s Clarence Williams last week — one of the only media outlets ...

Potential Lawsuit Got G.U. Mascot J.J. Booted

Georgetown University’s mascot bulldog will not return for the fall semester, the school announced July 31. The news surprised ...

‘Clyde’s of Georgetown Day’ on Aug. 12

One of Georgetown’s best-known and best-loved restaurants is celebrated its 50th anniversary this year — and it is time for ...

Planned Georgetown University Dorm Opposed by Old Georgetown Board -- and Students, Alumni

A plan for a new dormitory on the main campus of Georgetown University was shot down by the Old Georgetown ...

MacArthur Boulevard Safeway Expansion Plans Prompt Citizens' Task Force

There are plans to redevelop the land around as well as the Safeway on MacArthurBoulevard. It is a big project ...

Learn about a Famous Georgetowner: E.D.E.N. Southworth

“Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth: Teacher with a Golden Pen” will be presented by Rose A. Neal at the ...

Norman Parish: August 26, 1937 - July 8, 2013

Georgetown lost a great friend on Aug. 8.

Norman Parish, Jr. was born Aug. 26, 1937, in the ninth ward ...

Obama Speaks on Climate Change at Georgetown

President Barack Obama outlined his administration’s comprehensive action plan to deal with climate change in a landmark speech at ...

ANC Seeks More Time to Review Halcyon House Proposals

The Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission met July 1 with a more-than-full agenda, especially for Old Georgetown Board project reviews.

Owners ...

Georgetown University Promises New Dorm By Fall 2015

Georgetown University representatives presented concept plans to the ANC July 1, describing a new 251-bed dormitory to be ready for ...

Fillmore School Funds Restored

The Fillmore Center for the Arts has had its full funding restored, saving jobs from being cut and preserving the ...

Robbery on C&O Canal, Assault on Wisconsin Ave.

Around 5:15 p.m., June 26, a woman near Thomas Jefferson Street and C&O Canal had her cell ...

Woman Raped Near Waterfront Park, June 18

The Park Police arrested an adult male for an alleged sex abuse, reported on June 18 at 9 p.m ...

Ground Gives Way at Work Site, Overturns Trailer

A construction trailer at 1045 Wisconsin Ave., NW, next to the C&O Canal was found overturned June 7, when ...

Jane Austen Is Very Becoming at Dumbarton House

June 12 marked the beginning of the second annual Jane Austen Film Festival at Georgetown’s historic Dumbarton House.

The ...

Surprise: Former House Speaker Celebrates 70th at Cafe Milano

Former Speaker of the House and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, along with his wife Callista, was given a surprise birthday ...

R.I.P.: Lewis Andre Payne

Many in Georgetown knew Lewis Payne as their mailman.

He was a native Washingtonian and graduated from Calvin Coolridge High ...

It’s Official: Jack Evans Announces Mayoral Bid

Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans, the longest serving member of the District Council and a Georgetown resident, made it official ...

Volta Park to Get $450,000 Rehab

The District government is paying $400,000 for the cost of the upgrades for Volta Park on 34th Street, while ...

Kudos to the Georgetown Garden Tour — and Congratulations to Dumbarton Oaks Park

We know Georgetown loves its homes, streets and trees. Now, we know that it loves its gardens and parks, too ...

New design for D.C. taxis

The D.C. Taxicab Commission May 1 voted to publish proposed rulemaking about the uniform color scheme for D.C ...

Screen movies come with the weather

It’s time for summer movies, and NoMa Summer Screen kicks off May 22 and lasts until August 14. The ...

Quarterly homeless count shows more people sleeping outside

There were 165 homeless individuals in the Downtown area on the night of Monday, April 15, according to a count ...

Union Station’s front yard gets spiffy

Union Station finishes the Columbus Plaza project, which improves access for pedestrians and vehicular traffic traversing the plaza en route ...

Potholes filled by D.C. Government

The District Department of Transportation is patching potholes that keep motorists on pins and needles. Since the first “Potholepalooza,” a ...

Fines drop for car photo enforcement

Fines have been dropped on some photo enforcement and moving violations, but fines still include speeding at 11 to 15 ...

Franklin School may become historical site

The Franklin School at 925 13th Street NW may become a historic landmark. The Office of the Deputy Mayor for ...

Muralists commissioned to replace graffiti

D.C. government is looking for muralists to beautify the District. The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities with ...

Adour closes, makes away to Decanter

French restaurant Adour at 923 16th NW that opened in The St. Regis Hotel five years ago, will close its ...

Hill Country to host picnics

Hill Country at 410 7th St. NW, the Texas-style restaurant, opened Hill Country Backyard Barbecue on the National Building Museum ...

Caribou to switch up their coffee shops

Caribou, the Minneapolis-based coffee company, is closing several dozen underperforming stores nationwide and converting others to Peet’s Coffee & Tea ...

Bike to Work Day to include biking party

Bike to Work Day takes place Friday, May 17. This year’s downtown pit stop is at Freedom Plaza from ...

Asia month hits D.C.

The National Asian Heritage Festival-Fiesta Asia hits D.C. again May 18 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m ...

Beautiful Day for a Beautiful House Tour

The impressive Georgetown House Tour continued its annual string of houses beautiful on Saturday.

Key Bridge Boathouse Replaces Jack's Boathouse; NPS Continues Study of Another Boathouse

“We look forward to working with Boston Outdoor Recreation as they continue on the tradition of providing a valuable service ...

Body Found in Potomac April 17

A body was found floating in the Potomac April 17, west of Key Bridge. It was the fourth body found ...

Book Hill Fundraiser Close to Goal

An April 10 fundraiser at the home of Cheryl and Mike Naeve helped to raise $25,000 for the complete ...

Attempted Sexual Assault Near Rose Park

The Metropolitan Police Department arrested Matthew Gabramadhin, 23, of Springfield, Va., April 15, and charged him in connection with kidnapping ...

Georgetown Honors 'Boston Strong'

The terrorist Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 were a horrific shock to those on the scene and across America ...

D.C.’s ‘Potholepalooza’ Begins

It’s really not about music or about grass, although the word sounds that way. Potholepalooza is the District’s ...

Dahlgren Chapel Vandalized

Dahlgren Chapel, a place of worship at the center of Georgetown University’s main campus and campus ministry, was vandalized ...

Georgetown Honors ‘Boston Strong’

The terrorist Boston Marathon bombings on April 15 were a horrific shock to those on the scene and across America ...

Jack's Boathouse Will Close, Owner Says

"At some point, you can't fight the Feds," said Jack's Boathouse owner Paul Simkin. "We [Jack's Boathouse ...

7-Eleven Designs for Wisconsin & O Store Criticized

Oh, thank heaven for . . . on second thought, go to . . . or, at least, design school, say critics of the proposed look ...

Bouvier House Sells for $8.6 Million

An O Street house, built in 1874 and once owned by the mother of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has sold for ...

Bonhams Offers Appraisals, Auction Highlights, April 27, 28

As if the last week in April were not busy enough, Bonhams will exhibit auction items and offer free appraisals ...

Annual National Cherry Blossom Festival Brings Multitude of Events

The National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off March 20. This national and international celebration of spring, cherry blossoms and the culture of Japan runs through April 14 with festivities throughout the city.

ANC Report: It’s All About Traffic

The March 4 meeting of the Georgetown-Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission was standing room only, its biggest of several agenda items ...

Jack’s Boathouse Fight Now Up to Court

The same day the National Park Service announced that B&G Outdoor Recreation of Massachusetts would be awarded the contract ...

Book Hill Benefit, April 10

The Friends of Book Hill Park plan a April 10 party at the 31st Street home of Cheryl and Mike ...

Muth Trial Begins March 25

Here is an update from Homicide Watch D.C. (“Mark every death. Remember every victim. Follow every case.”) on alleged ...

Frederick Douglass Statue Moved to U.S. Capitol

The statue of abolitionist, orator and District resident Frederick Douglass moved from One Judiciary Square to the U.S. Capitol ...

Cherry Blossom Festival Begins March 23

The National Cherry Blossom Festival’s opens March 23 at the Warner Theatre and will feature American pop singer Andy ...

Residents Express Frustration With Glover Park Traffic

Just north of Georgetown, the new traffic patterns formed by Glover Park’s $5-mil- lion Wisconsin Avenue Streetscape Project have ...

Students Plan Own Pub at New South Center

A student-run pub at Georgetown University’s New South Student Center was agreed upon by the university’s student affairs ...

Accused Killer Muth Hospitalized

Here’s the Post account on Feb. 1: “ . . . Muth, the eccentric German charged in the 2011 beating death of his ...

Campus Police Warns Students About Burglaries ... Again

One more time, kids: please lock your doors. Seems each semester, this warning is repeated. Last week, a rash of ...

One of the Georgetown Cuddlers Gets a New Trial

The D.C. Court of Appeals overturned the 2010 conviction of “an Arlington man accused of breaking into homes and ...

Park Service Puts Boathouse Area Up for Bid; Jack's Attorney to File Complaint by Friday

The National Park Service has reviewed its temporary halt to an eviction of Jack’s Boathouse and wrote to Jack ...

Bidding on West Heating Plant: No Takers Yet?

Got a half million bucks to get on some serious real estate bidding? It is one of the last major ...

Walking Through History, Past, Present and Future

One  thing about living in Washington, or maybe even in the modern world, there’s always something going on. There ...

Kennedy Center Unveils Bold, $100-Million Expansion

In a bold, interactive plan, which links people, gardens, river, president and the performing arts, the Kennedy Center announced its ...

Top Democrats Name Anita Bonds Councilmember

Top D.C. Democratic party leaders met Dec. 10 at Catholic University – in a conclave of sorts, as other media ...

Hitched for the Holidays Winner of 2012 Holiday Window Competition

How do you know it is Christmas?

Parties, sure. Santa Claus ringing bells, sure. Shows and plays, sure. All the ...

Historic D.C. Washington Returns: Christmas 1783

When George Washington rode off to war in June 1776, he told Martha he would come back home in the ...

Does Secondhand Rose Have An Imposter on Wisconsin Avenue?

Secondhand Rose of Georgetown, the well-regarded vintage, consignment clothing store at 1516 Wisconsin Ave., NW. Although the sign on the ...

Ins & Outs 12.12.12

OUT -- Yves Delorme, the classic bedding and bath linens shop, that seemed to fit in perfectly with Georgetown, will be ...

Conan O’Brien Visits Martin’s, Cafe Milano, Four Seasons

With Sunday’s TNT taping lined up for “Christmas in Washington,” and participant South Korean hip-hop artist Psy getting most ...

You Get to Choose the Colors for D.C. Taxis

Four different color schemes for District taxis were announced by Mayor Vincent Gray Dec. 10, as part of the new ...

Council Approves Sunday Liquor Sales, Greater Say for Neighbors

Soon, after attending Sunday mass at Holy Trinity in the new year, you will likely be able to stop at ...

D2 Bus Operator Caught Reading Newspaper While Driving

Hey, we love to see people reading a newspaper . . . but safety first, right? Traveling west of Dupont Circle into Georgetown ...

Letter to the Editor: Jack Wills Union Jack Doormat ‘Disrespectful’

To the editors:

This is written to express my concern that a business on Wisconsin Avenue, the first block south ...

Zoning Regulations Revisions Meeting, Dec 11

The district of Columbia Office of Planning will be holding a community meeting in each Ward of the city to ...

29th Street Canal Bridge Completed

You can now drive on 29th Street between K and M Streets. D.C. Department of Transportation’s Three Bridges ...

M Street Water Main Work at Key Bridge Nears Finish

For some residents of 35th, M and Prospect Streets, the news that D.C. Water’s Large Valve Replacement Project ...

New Ice Rink Celebrates Saturday With ‘Winter on the Water’ And Swedish Christmas Bazaar

Washington Harbour will present “Winter on the Water,” a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s newest and largest outdoor ice ...

Community Calendar

Fri., Nov. 30 -- Wreath-Making Workshop; 10 a.m. or 1 p.m.; create your own wreath using materials from the ...

Washington Harbour Ice Rink to Open Before Thanksgiving; Rink Inauguration on Dec. 1

Construction is finishing up at the new ice skating rink at Washington Harbour. Once the ice is made and smoothed ...

Comcast Boxes Slammed; Cable Giant Agrees to Listen

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E complained about the small utility boxes pop- ping up around Georgetown of late, and the installer ...

2 Students Elected to ANC2E

For the first time in 10 years, two students from Georgetown University will sit on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, which ...

Shop Local This Season

The 2012 Downtown Holiday Market returns for its eighth year Nov. 30 and runs for 24 days through Dec. 23 ...

Anacostia Riverwalk Trail Finalized

Four months ago, a $10-million federal grant was issued to build a missing segment of the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail, connecting ...

Restaurants Downtown Go Through Changes

Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken, will open a block from Metro Center in January, in time for Inauguration Day. The carryout ...

Craft Away the Holidays

The Washington Craft Show opens Nov. 16 for all holiday needs. The annual show at the Washington Convention Center runs ...

Nov. 24, Small Biz Saturday

Nov. 24 is Small Business Saturday, a day to pump revenue into local businesses in the D.C area. Partnering ...

NYU Opens Academic Center

New York University opened a multipurpose academic facility at 1307 L Street last month with 75,000-square-feet and the first ...

Chinatown Park Reopens

The Chinatown Park has reopened to the public after undergoing a six-month refurbishment. DowntownDC BID partnered with the National Park ...

News Buzz

Rigo Landa of Georgetown Hairstyling, the classic, old-school barber shop at 1329 35th St., NW, will officially retire Nov. 8.

News Buzz: Ice Rink, Obamas, Jazz at Evermay

News on the Washington Harbour Ice Rink, West Heating Plant auction and S&R Foundation.

St. John’s Dedicates Church Organ

The congregation of St. John’s Episcopal Church on O Street dedicated its Casavant Freres pipe organ Sept. 29 “to ...

Tip to Police Led to Arrests on the Street

An anonymous telephone tip to the Metropolitan Police Department led to four arrests on Sept. 17, said Lt. John Hedgecock ...

Tearing Down House OK’d

Here’s something you rarely hear in this historic town: “Tear down that house.” Georgetown’s Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC2E ...

Jackson Arts Center Seeks Allies

With its 15-year lease expiring soon, the artists at the Jackson Art Center may have to settle down for a ...

Barry at Joynt’s Q&A Cafe

After serenading the late crowd at Tony & Joe’s 25th birthday on Sept. 13, Marion Barry, former mayor and now ...

Georgetown BID Taps EastBanc Exec As Its New CEO

The Georgetown Business Improvement is getting a new boss. Joe Sternlieb, the new BID chief executive officer begins his job ...

The Georgetowner’s 58th Anniversary

I wrote my first story—at the request of then publisher David Roffman—for the Georgetowner in 1980, a kind ...

Georgetown Senior Center: Enjoying Golden Years

When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength in any community is in the hearts, minds and ...

Tony & Joe’s Celebrates 25 Years

Tony Cibel knows how to throw a party, inviting old friends and some new ones, offering all kinds of seafood ...

Human Bones Discovered at Q Street

Someone call the Jeffersonian, and get Dr. Temperance Brennan on the case. It might make a great TV show. Name ...

ANC Report: Rats, Cameras, Police

Here are highlights from the Sept. 4 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E:

Marvelous Market, the food specialty shop at ...

T.J. Maxx, HomeGoods Coming to Georgetown Park?

A Vornado Realty Trust retail opportunity flyer, obtained by the Georgetown Metropolitan blog, had the neighborhood’s attention over the ...

Drybar to Open Oct. 19

Less than a month to go before its Oct. 19 opening, Drybar -- at 1825 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. -- is now ...

Annie Creamcheese Leaves for L.A.

After seven years, Annie Creamcheese, the vintage clothing store at 3279 M St., N.W., has closed and is moving ...

Pizzeria Uno Closes

Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar & Grill at 3211 M St., N.W., for more than 30 years has closed its doors ...

O and P Streets Project Completed; Sept. 18 Ceremony Planned

Workmen at O and Potomac Streets pressed down the last stones for the O and P Street Rehabilitation Project which ...

Historic Hurt Home Goes Condo

Mayor Vincent Gray, Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans and other District officials broke ground for the Montrose, once the Henry ...

Timothy Downs: 1942 - 2012

After being honored by the community six days before, Timothy Downs died peacefully at his home on Aug. 22.

   Born ...

Newly Opened M&T Bank Burglarized

BREAKING NEWS: Early Friday morning, Aug. 24, a burglar broke into the newly opened M&T Bank at 1420 Wisconsin Ave., NW. The suspect fled before police arrived, and no cash was taken.

Women Groped on Cherry Hill Lane; Park Police Question ‘Person of Interest’

Metropolitan Police reported that a woman was walking in the 3200 block of Cherry Hill Lane around 4 a.m ...

Body Found in Potomac River

A body of a man was found in the Potomac River Aug. 20, around 7 p.m., Metropolitan Police reported ...

Citizens Expand Use of Cameras on the Streets

The Citizens Association of Georgetown has expanded the use of security cameras in the neighborhood.

Here’s CAG president Jennifer ...

See You in September: Tony & Joe’s, Nick’s to Re-open Fully

After closing due to the April 2011 flooding and after months of serving customers on outside tables, Tony and Joe ...

Luke’s Lobster Opens

Luke’s Lobster, which specializes in authentic Maine seafood rolls, opened a Georgetown location at 1211 Potomac Street, NW.

2 Sexual Assaults Near the C&O Canal in July

Woman Sexually Assaulted on Capital Crescent Trail, July 25

A female jogger was sexually assaulted along the Capital Crescent Trail ...

Stay Alert: Half of D.C.’s Traffic-Related Deaths Are Pedestrians

Although traffic in the nation’s capital has always been an issue, the rising number of traffic-related pedestrian deaths is ...

Ellington Plans Renovation; School to Re-locate for 2 Years

On behalf of D.C. Public Schools, the District of Columbia Department of General Services has issued an RFP (request ...

ANC 2E Elections Set With No Opponents

While you are voting for president and vice president (or least the electors) Nov. 6, you will also be voting ...

Ins & Outs August 8, 2012

Laytham Hotel, Citronelle, La Madeleine . . . Closed for Good? News that the Laytham Hotel -- along with Michel Richard’s Citronelle and ...

Newest Heritage Trail Hits Downtown

Cultural Tourism D.C. and the General Services Administration are starting the newest Neighborhood Heritage Trail, which will focus on ...

No Pot Paraphernalia Law Closes Capitol Hemp

Capitol Hemp, the tiny earth-friendly store which opened just over two years ago in the basement of 519 H St ...

Member-supported Primary Care Comes to G Street, NW

This fall One Medical Group (1001 G St.), a member-supported primary care practice, will celebrate its first year downtown. The ...

Urban Essentials expands with move to 14th Street

After 12 years on U Street, Urban Essentials, a contemporary living home and design retailer that specializes in small-scale furnishings ...

More Restaurant Closings Downtown

Downtown’s restaurant scene is abuzz with openings and closings. Zola (800 F St., NW), the long-standing upscale dining establishment ...

Heavy-hitters Spend Big Bucks on Real Estate

Last month, when New York-based Brookfield Office Properties purchased 799 9th Street for $106 million, or about $522 per rental ...

The Next Step in Street Cars Comes to D.C.

D.C. could form a public-private partnership to accelerate delivering the streetcar system. As a first step, the District Department ...

Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum Reopens

After several months of remodeling, the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum reopened to the public July 30. Back on view ...

Play Mini-golf Inside

It’s tee time at the museum. Don’t let your summer get stuck in the rough—combine your love ...

Comedy Club Gets a Makeover

Less than a year after opening, the Riot Act Comedy Theater (801 E Street), Downtown’s only comedy club, closed ...

Depart BWI with Connectivity

Baltimore-Washington International Airport has finally caught up with the technological demands of today’s passengers. Last month, the airport introduced ...

The Eastern Market Experience

Eastern Market, among many other apt definitions and descriptions, is a cultural hub for the city and surrounding area.

Not in London? Celebrate the Summer Olympics Here

With the opening of the 2012 Olympic Games, London has been the center of the attention this summer. More than ...

Georgetown University Expands to Downtown

In step with its agreement with the neighborhood to lessen main campus expansion, Georgetown University announced July 19 that its ...

NPS Looks at Boathouse Possibilities Across the Potomac for Arlington

As with the northern banks of the Potomac, Arlington County could also be getting a boathouse in the years ahead ...

D.C.C.O.P.S. Classic Tees Off Aug. 13 to Honor Joe Pozell

August 13 will mark the ninth anniversary of the D.C. - C.O.P.S. Classic and will be hosted ...

Second District Police Lunch, Aug. 9

The Citizens Advisory Council Second District police appreciation lunch is scheduled for Aug. 9 at the Metropolitan Police Department’s ...

Summer Sales Along Wisconsin Avenue

Mid-summer sales are taking over Wisconsin Avenue. Check out these local stores for some great deals on this summer’s must-haves.

Public Transportation Just Got a Lot Easier, Along with More Expensive

On June 18, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) rolled out Rush+, a new service plan that adds more ...

DDOT: Bids for Advertising on Capital Bikeshare Map Panels are Open

Feel like getting creative in advertising? Think Capital Bikeshare. The city issued an invitation for bids on advertising at 128 ...

Fish Market Ready to Diversify

The Maine Avenue Fish Market in Southwest D.C. is one of the oldest continuing fish markets in the U ...

National Law Enforcement Museum to Open at Judiciary Square in 2014

The National Law Enforcement Museum is expected to open in 2014 in Judiciary Square across from the National Law Enforcement ...

DC Bicycling Study

The District Department of Transportation is wrapping up a year-long study of three bicycle facilities, two of which, the 15th ...

'Jason' Seen as Person of Interest in M Street Sexual Assault

Police are seeking a man possibly named Jason about a June 30 sexual assault in the West End, according to ...

ANC Report: Post Office Space; Heating Plant Sale Condition

At its monthly meeting on July 2, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E considered issues on how to contend with the GSA ...

Car Service Uber Avoids D.C. Council Restrictions

After protests about a District Council measure to control prices for rides by the new car service, Uber, council member ...

Georgetown BID's Bracco Resigns

The Georgetown Business Improvement District seeks a new executive director. Less than three weeks after its annual meeting, the Georgetown ...

Questions and Concerns to Be Addressed Following Storm Aftermath

D.C.’s recent storm has caused many massive power outages around the area. An event called the “Ask the ...

Cool off on the Mall With Screen on the Green

Screen on the Green starts on July 16 and goes through Aug. 6 on the National Mall. Films are shown ...

Chinatown Rent Pushes Bank from 7th Street

The Chinatown Branch of Premier Bank (802 7th Street), formerly Adams National Bank and a fixture in Chinatown, will close ...

Catch Tennis Stars and the Washington Kastles

The Washington Kastles bring live tennis tournaments to Washington, D.C. each July. Owned by entrepreneur Mark Ein, the Washington ...

Condemned C&O Canal Boat Has Little Chance to Stay Afloat

The beloved C&O Canal boat, the Georgetown, is leaving us. The 19th Century style, mule-pulled, 90-foot cargo boat sits ...

Neighbors Celebrate Scheele's Market's New Life

On June 21, neighbors at 29th and Dumbarton Streets closed the street and met for a sit-down alfresco dinner to ...

It's Official: ANC Formally Approves New Campus Plan

At a special June 14 meeting, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E unanimously agreed to Georgetown University’s 2010-2020 campus plan, as ...

The Historic Tudor Place Receives Preservation Award

For its intensive site-wide archaeological survey, Tudor Place Historic House & Garden has been awarded the District of Columbia Historic Preservation ...

Next 'America's Most Wanted' on Mirzayan Killing, Potomac River Rapist Case

The Christine Mirzayan case has appeared on “America’s Most Wanted” before, but a newly discovered link between this murder and nine other rapes have led to this cold case to be re-assessed.

Congressional Hearing Held at Heating Plant Property Makes Its Point

Hundreds of congressional hearings are held in Washington each year. Administration officials and others sit before House or Senate inquisitors ...

Biz Group's Annual Boat Ride on the Potomac

Cruising under Key Bridge and then down under Memorial Bridge, the group enjoyed food from Dean & Deluca and got a chance to check a new river boat line, Boomerang Tours.

Elizabeth Maloy Running to Be on Team USA for London Olympics

“It’s a dream come true to be able to experience it in person,” said Elizabeth Maloy, track and field ...

Congressional Hearing at Heating Plant Property Makes Its Point

The House of Representatives held a June 19 hearing in Georgetown -- at the West Heating Plant, at GSA's expense.

In Loving Memory

In this issue of The Georgetowner, we celebrate Father’s Day, remember our fathers and honor the qualities and virtues ...

INS & OUT

DMV to Return to Georgetown Park

The Georgetown office of D.C.’s Department of Motor Vehicles, formerly located in ...

Rose Park Tennis

One quick glance as you walk by and you can see it. They are good. They are really, really good ...

Scheele's Market Saved by Neighbors; Farewell Party for the Lees

Malcolm “Mike” Peabody and his neighbors successfully rescued Scheele’s Market at 29th and Dumbarton through an agreement with property ...

Make a Splash: Volta Park Pool Is Open

The D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation has opened its pools for Memorial Day weekend, including Georgetown’s only ...

Georgetown Village Plans June 21 Reception

Georgetown Village has received a $10,000 grant from Wells Fargo Bank. It was the nonprofit’s first major corporate ...

DMV at Georgetown Park Closes

The neighborhood’s uber-convenient office of D.C.’s Department of Motor Vehicles, located in the lower level of the ...

Commencement Speakers at G.U. and G.W.U.; HHS’s Sebelius Invite Protested

During Georgetown University’s May 17-20 commencement ceremonies, business leaders, scientists and human right activists will speak, including LivingSocial CEO ...

O&P Project: More Lights . . . and Resident-Only Parking

You may not have noticed that resident-only parking already exists in Georgetown. At least, along certain sections of 33rd, 34th ...

Cherry Hill Lane Revives 1950s’ Tradition

This newspaper receives many invitations and requests for coverage from around town, the city and elsewhere. But the folks at ...

Sgt. Joe Pozell to Be Honored by C.O.P.S. Classic Golf

August 13 will mark the ninth anniversary of the D.C. - C.O.P.S. Classic and will be hosted ...

ANC Report: Crime, Traffic and Runs

Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 2E held its monthly meeting for May at Georgetown Visitation Prep April 30.

The two Sunday ...

2 Restaurant Robberies on Wisconsin Avenue; Landmark Healy Tower Clock Hands Stolen

There are two kinds of robberies: the ones that are serious and the ones that are not. medium complexions and ...

Zoning Board Approves Redesign of G.U. Athletic Center

On April 26, the D.C. Zoning Commission unanimously approved the Georgetown University’s revised plans for a new athletic ...

Georgetown Garden Tour, May 5

But, wait, there's more . . . to see besides Georgetowners' homes . . . like their gardens. The annual Georgetown Garden Tour of eight ...

Wisconsin Avenue Roadwork Begins in Glover Park

With neighborhood concerns on traffic congestion and pedestrian safety, groundbreaking for the Wisconsin Avenue streetscape has begun. The project is ...

Still Talking: Zoning Panel Approves Extension

The D.C. Zoning Commission approved a 60-day extension for comments for Georgetown University's 2010-2020 Campus Plan.

Now in ...

Taxi Fares Increase April 21 by 44%

The D.C. Taxicab Commission approved a fare hike of 44 percent, effective for most cabs in the city. The ...

Public Library Lectures Celebrate George Peabody

A free author lecture series in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of George Peabody’s arrival in Georgetown and the ...

Census Director to Become G.U. Provost

Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will become Georgetown University’s new executive vice president and provost ...

The D.C. Emancipation Day Moment

On April 16, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act. His signature 150 years ago ...

McGovern's MUSE: DreamHome Designers On Renwick's '40'

Forty artists under forty years of age will be featured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery this ...

Getting to the Heart of the Georgetown House Tour

If you’re one of those persons who’ve been on a few Georgetown House Tours, you begin to get ...

Town-Gown Truce? ANC, CAG, University Ask for Delay in Zoning Filing

Could there be peace in our time? In the April 2 meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, a joint statement ...

Street Art Classy-Style Comes Downtown

Notice those black and steel interwoven figures dominating the median of New York Avenue between 12th and 13th Streets? They ...

Capital Bikeshare Opens First Stations on the National Mall

The District Department of Transportation and the National Park Service announced last month that the first Capital Bikeshare stations have ...

Analysis of MLK Library Begins

The Urban Land Institute issued its final report on a proposed plan for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library ...

More Restaurants Coming Downtown

More dining options are making their way into Downtown. First on the house-cured, hand-carved meat front: the Carving Room (300 ...

YWCA Building to be Demolished

Two years after purchasing the YWCA building (624 9th Street) for $21 million, MRP Realty and Rockpoint Group LLC plan ...

Living Social Not Just Online

Notice all the media attention heaped on LivingSocial (1445 New York Avenue) lately? Chalk it up to the company’s ...

Howard Theatre Reopens

The Howard Theatre, which launched the careers of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes, will re-open in ...

It's Spring in the City!

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade draws about 100,000 spectators from around the world, combining decorated floats, gigantic colorful ...

Capital Bikeshare Launces Pilot with Back on My Feet DC

Last month, Capital Bikeshare and Back on My Feet DC announced the launch of their pilot partnership, in which Capital ...

Drink Up, D.C., the Budget Could Use Those Tax Dollars

As part of his 2013 budget rolled out last month, Mayor Vince Gray proposed that hours for liquor sales at ...

Live Green and Repax Mounting the Largest Clothing Drive in D.C. History

Live Green and Repax are teaming up this March to organize the largest community clothing drive in DC’s history. The drive, which benefits Goodwill, commenced on March 19 at various locations around the city and will conclude on April 21 at Green Rush, Live Green’s Earth Day scavenger hunt.

Cherry Blossom Festival Off to a Peak Start

This year’s annual National Cherry Blossom Festival will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the gift of cherry trees from ...

La Chaumiere's Gerard Pain: 1938 - 2012

There was a time in Washington — circa the late 1960, 1970s and early 1980s — that French cuisine and French restaurants ...

Benched C&O Canal Barge Reveals More Problems

The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park faces more problems besides its decommissioned mule-pulled barge, The Georgetown, up and ...

Keys to Halcyon House Passed to S&R Foundation

S&R Foundation attorney Alice Haase has confirmed that Halcyon House, one of Washington's most historic homes at 3400-3410 ...

Shops at Georgetown Park Set for Demolition Work

After much speculation in the media about the future plans for the Shops at Georgetown Park, the real reconstruction is ...

36th Street Burglar Attacks Home Resident

Here is an alert from Georgetown University's Department of Public Safety -- burglary in the 1400 block of 36th St ...

Viola Drath's Alleged Killer Remains in Psych Ward

A D.C. Superior Court judge ordered Albrecht Muth, accused of killing his 91-year-old wife Viola Drath, held for another ...

Can You Smell It? Water System Gets Spring Cleaning

Here is a news alert from D.C. Water:

From March 26 through May 7, the disinfectant in drinking water ...

ANC Approves Revised Tudor Place Plans

At Feb. 27 meeting of the Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, commissioners approved the revised designs submitted by Tudor Place for ...

Zoning Board Says Yes to Variance for Evermay

The Board of Zoning Adjustment approved S&R Foundation’s request to use Evermay, the historic, 3.75-acre estate at ...

Boathouse Study Continues at March 3 Workshop

The National Park Service held a March 3 workshop on the future of the non-motorized boathouse zone along the Potomac ...

Evans’ Meet-and-Greet at Lisa and Mike Baly’s House

Despite the downpour on Feb. 29, neighbors stopped by the 35th Street house of Lisa and Mike Baly and their ...

Sexual Assault on 36th, Armed Robbery on N Street

Early Sunday morning, Feb. 26, a female Georgetown University student reported being sexually assaulted on 36th Street, near Holy Trinity ...

U.S. Mint Releases 2012 Star-Spangled Banner Commemorative Coins

Francis Scott Key, a Georgetown resident in the early 1800s, would be so proud, as are we. The United States ...

Zoning Board Decides Not to Decide . . . Yet

The D.C. Zoning Commission has postponed its decision on Georgetown University's 2010-2020 Campus Plan until May. The commission ...

Park Service Sets March 3 Meeting on Boathouse Study

Another Georgetown issue is on the line to generate two sharply divided camps: Should we build another boathouse on the Potomac River? And how should we do it?

Woman Found Dead in Rock Creek, Feb. 18

A body of a female was found Saturday morning, Feb. 18, in the waters where the C&O Canal, Rock ...

Store Owner Arrested for Selling Alcohol to Minors

The owner of Town Square Market on 4418 MacArthur Boulevard, Richard Dan Ki Kim, was arrested Feb. 18, briefly held ...

Matthew Donahue: 1936 - 2012 (Prospect Street)

Georgetown commercial real estate owner and executive Matthew Donahue died Jan. 19. The outgoing Donahue was known for his generous ...

Richard Myrick: 1920 - 2012 (32nd Street)

Richard Myrick died Feb. 2 in Santa Barbara, Calif., where he was born in 1920. A graduate of the Thacher ...

Sing it! A 40th Anniversary Concert

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop will present its 40th Anniversary Choral Concert on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. at the Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church.

Hit Up History with a New Museum

To the sprightly, upbeat salute of a six-piece brass band, American women writers turn a new page at the nation's first museum honoring American women writers, both historical and contemporary.

District Prepares to Start Red Top Meter Enforcement

Starting March 1, all red top meter parking patrons who do not display a valid disabled placard or license plate or who do not pay the established meter rates throughout the District of Columbia will be subject to ticketing or towing.

Get a Taste of Culture, March 8

The Embassy Chef Challenge, held each spring, spotlights D.C.’s international community in one unforgettable evening.

Time for the Circulator

The District Department of Transportation has scheduled the second semi-annual public forum for the D.C. Circulator to occur on Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, starting at 7 p.m. at Union Station.

City Officials Talk Nighttime Economy

The Nighttime Economy Summit was held at The Hamilton, Downtown’s new 24-hour restaurant and entertainment venue, which opened last month. “Let’s commit to do something this year,” urged D.C. Council chairman Kwame Brown.

Pay Tribute to Our Past Presidents

Over at the Newseum, “Every Four Years: Presidential Campaigns and the Press” will open just in time for Presidents Day. The exhibit explores how media coverage of presidential campaigns has evolved.

Home & Garden, in the Winter

Looking to spruce up your home or complete some last-minute lingering projects? Attend one of the upcoming Spring Washington Home & Garden Shows!

DC Independent Film Festival coming soon

The Washington, D.C., Independent Film Festival is an award-winning event that showcases more than 100 feature, short, animation and documentary films by local, national and international filmmakers.

ANC2E Full Report, January 30, 2012

In an especially full and varied meeting Jan, 30, Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E tackled a packed line-up

81st Georgetown House Tour 2012 is Underway

And now a few words from Frida Burling: Good news for our Georgetown! The 2012 House Tour is getting under way for the 81st year.

District Ranks Highest in Nation for Investments in Biking and Walking

A report issued this month by the Alliance for Biking & Walking gives the District high marks for its commitment to bicycle and pedestrian programs.

ANC Update: GSA Explains Sale Process; Safeway Traffic; ‘It’s Not About Macaroons’

The Georgetown/Burleith Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC2E) met Jan. 4 at Georgetown Visitation Prep.

Tim Sheckler of the General Services ...

Key Bridge Dec. 16 Deaths: U.S. Park Police Officer; Jumper Still Not Identified

A man discovered on the towpath beneath the Key Bridge after 5 p.m. and a United States Park Police ...

GBA Salutes Dumbarton House; MPD’s Reese and Corchado; Chip Dent; Serendipity 3

The Georgetown Business Association held its annual meeting and awards presentations Dec. 14 at Dumbarton House on Q Street. Mayor ...

Franco Nuschese and Cafe Milano: A Singular Philosophy

Franco Nuschese, 50, custom suit, designer glasses, warm smile. He sits at his desk in his office above Cafe Milano ...

Window Competition 2011

Meet the Judges

Nancy Miyahira – Nancy is the Marketing director for the Georgetown BID. During her years there, she has ...

Mayor Asks for Town-Gown Peace

Georgetown University held its annual “Holiday Open House” Dec. 7 in Healy Hall’s Riggs Library, where neighbors, business and ...

36th Street Burglar Was ‘Looking for a Party’

There was another intruder alert for students living near Georgetown University’s main campus. (Who are these guys?) There were ...

ANC Update: 3254 O St. Deja Vu; Reservations on EastBanc’s Back 

A few more items were on Georgetown’s and Burleith’s advisory neighborhood commission (ANC2E) Nov. 28 meeting agenda:

The ...

Cause of Building’s Partial Collapse Not Yet Determined

The Thanksgiving Day partial collapse of the back wall and interior of 1424 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., remains unexplained as ...

Biz Confab Seeks to Revitalize Wisconsin Avenue, Fix Theater Sign

Residents and business persons met Nov. 29 at the old Georgetown Theater, now emptied of its jewelry stands, to discuss ...

Merriment in Georgetown Begins Friday, Dec. 9; Party on Dec. 10

Get ready for 12 days of festive holiday shopping events and promotions at more than 50 stores and $2 parking ...

Georgetown: Every Detail of Holiday Retail

When it comes to a body of style, nothing beats Georgetown’s retail district. From clothing and apparel, to jewelry ...

Georgetown Observer Nov. 30, 2011

ANC: Wisconsin Avenue Work in Glover Park; Neon Annoyance

Georgetown and Burleith’s advisory neighborhood commission (ANC 2E) met Nov ...

Downtown Observer, November 16, 2011

Public Can Now Search Geographically for Permit Details

The District Department of Transportation announced this month that it has added ...

Georgetown Observer, November 16, 2011

The Final Bell? Zoning Hearing on G.U. Campus Plan, Nov. 17

The punch counter-punch continues between the university and ...

Georgetown Observer Nov. 2, 2011

Halloween Turns Ugly: Shooting on M, Robbery on N

Georgetown’s Halloween customs of residents greeting young trick-or-treaters at their ...

Downtown Observer Oct. 19, 2011

Celebrate Halloween With Some Culture

Day of the Dead / Los Días de los Muertos, a Mexican custom honoring and remembering ...

Georgetown Observer October 19, 2011

OGB Approves Washington Harbour’s Redesigns and Ice Rink

With a few questions on details, the Old Georgetown Board approved ...

Primary Collars; The World of Tim and Jocelyn Greenan

Walking into the living room of Tim and Jocelyn Greenan, nothing screams out in particular extravagance. Its colors are earthy ...

Georgetown Observer, Oct. 5, 2011

DDoT Makes Changes to Circulator Route

At the beginning of this week, the D.C. Department of Transportation made some ...

Downtown Observer, Oct. 5, 2011

A New D.C. Circulator Route

The D.C. Department of Transportation launched a new Circulator Route, the first ever ...

Georgetown Observer, Sept. 21, 2011

Georgetown Senior Center Returns to St. John’s

The Georgetown Senior Center, founded by the late Virginia Allen 30 years ...

Georgetown Observer September 7, 2011

Washington Harbour Proposes Ice Rink; Arthur Cotton Moore Protests New Designs An ice skating rink has been talked about at ...

Georgetown Observer August 10, 2011

GBA Gets New Digs at Georgetown Park; Will Meet Aug. 17 at House of Sweden The Georgetown Business Association is ...

GT Observer

The latest goings on around Georgetown.

The Player: Father John Adams

“Our vision is that we go out of business,” says our July Player, Father John Adams, president of So Others Might Eat (SOME). Adams is the only D.C. leader Bob Madigan and I have interviewed who speaks hopefully of the demise of his organization. And a glance around – inside the O Street building where we sit that provides medical and psychiatric care and across the street to the dining room that serves about 900 meals each day – illustrate the huge vacuum were even two of the 40 SOME facilities to disappear.

Nov 4 OGB Meeting regarding Tudor Place

Speakers: EB Eve Barsoum, architectural historian, staff assistant to the Board SV Stephen Vanze, AIA architect, Chair, Old Georgetown Board ...

The Player: Lynne Breaux

There’s the tireless advocate for the restaurant industry who has raised the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington – and area restaurants - to a sky-high profile. There’s the RAMW president who is passionate, effective and likeable as she works with the DC Council and Congress.

Busboys & Poets Hosts Organizing Mixer

Busboys & Poets and Drink with Labor are teaming up for an organizing mixer June 7 at 6 p.m. The ...

DowntownDC Poised to Take Retail to A Whole New Level

The 10-acre CityCenterDC mixed-use development, now under construction at the Old Convention Center site, will create new retail for Downtown and D.C. CityCenterDC will anchor much of the $600 million in unmet shoppers’ goods retail demand.

New Restaurant to Open in place of Social

The Getaway, a tavern-style restaurant, will open this weekend in the space where Social used to occupy at 14th and Meridian Place NW.

Jazz in the Garden Kicks Off

The National Gallery of Art started their Jazz in the Garden summer series May 27 at 4th St. and Constitution Ave. NW Concerts take place in front of the Pavilion Café at the Sculpture Garden.

Serendipity 3 Opens Its Doors to Customers

You can stop asking when. On Memorial Day, Serendipity 3 officially opened its doors at the busy intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, May 30, to customers who quickly discovered they had to wait to get a table in the packed restaurant, once home to the famed Nathans.

Citizens Honor Community Achievers at Annual Meeting

The Citizens Association of Georgetown met May 17 at Dumbarton House on Q Street to elect its officers, hand out its community awards and hear from Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans, who discussed the Mayor's proposed budget and his own opposition to tax increases.

Hardy Middle School Chooses New Principal After Revolving Door of Administrators

This Friday, Hardy Middle School announced in a letter that a new principal has been selected. Dr. Mary Stefanus comes from St. Louis, Missouri, where she was principal at Hixson Middle School in Missouri for 11 years

Vornado Realty Trust flexes its muscles at Georgetown Park

After six months of renovation and only five months of business, the National Pinball Museum in the Shops at Georgetown Park will be closing this July.

Potomac River Rescues

During the past few days, Washington D.C. Fire and Rescue crews have been busy with a series of rescues from the Potomac River. This Tuesday, a man fell into the river from a ten-foot ledge at Georgetown Waterfront Park.

Second District Crime Sees Sharp Increase from Last Year

According to Second District Commander Michael Reese, burglaries and automobile related theft rates rose in the Second District during May.

Ward 2’s Boundaries Change with Redistricting

The ward redistricting committee has released a map and a report that makes a number of changes to ward boundaries, including moving Shaw east of 9th St. from Ward 2 into Ward 6, excluding the Convention Center, and putting Penn Quarter back in Ward 2.

Another Pizzeria Coming to 34th & M?

Another pizza joint might be coming to the corner of 34th and M Streets, in the old Philly Cheesesteak spot, once home to the legendary Cellar Door. It will be called Fuhggetaboutit New York Pizza.

Georgetown University’s Graduation Gaff

The commencement book for Georgetown University's graduation class of 2011 was printed for thousands of students and their families with an unfortunate spelling error on the front cover.

WaPo Publisher Weymouth Polarizes her Newsroom

Washington Post newsies are demanding raises after Post publisher Katharine Weymouth collected a 16.4 percent pay increase despite the company’s recent 66 percent plunge in profits.

Affordable Care Act Makes Headway in the District

Health care reform is well underway in the District. Many have been working on creating exchanges, developing medical home models, discovering changes to home and community based services and thinking through medical system changes.

Drunk Driving Case in Adams Morgan Underway

The sentencing for a Maryland woman charged in a fatal crash in Adams Morgan last year has been postponed after the judge presiding over the case recused himself. Chamica Adams, of Mitchellville, Md., will be sentenced for involuntary manslaughter stemming from the Sept. 8 incident.

Whitman-Walker Health Dance Party

On Wednesday June 1 from 7 to 10 p.m., Whitman-Walker Health will hold it’s first dance party fundraiser in support of their programs. Held at Room & Board, an American furniture and home furnishings company on 14th St. NW, tickets are $45 a person, which includes a raffle, refreshments, music and dancing.

National Association of Letter Carriers “Stamps” Out Hunger

The National Association of Letter Carriers held their food drive to combat hunger last Saturday, May 14. The one-day drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May in 10,000 cities.

Zoning Meetings Confront Issue of All Undergrads on Campus, Loop Road

Two meetings of the D.C. Zoning Commission—May 12 and May 16—dealt with the issues of the D.C. Office of Planning's review of Georgetown University's 2010-2020 campus plan. The Office of Planning calls for the university to house 100 percent of its undergraduate students on campus by fall semester 2016, as well as the university's proposed loop road, which would cut north to south on the west edge of the main campus.

Washington Gets Shake Shacked

The District's first Shake Shack (there are also locations in Miami, Westport, Ct. and New York) will be located on the corner of Connecticut Avenue and 18th Street, the former site of Fuddruckers. Unlike the original Madison Square Park location, where the owners introduced the Shack Cam to make up for endless lines, the D.C. location will not have a video feed to alert customers of potential lines, Shack spokesperson Theresa Mullen told WTOP.

Metro Still Considering Cuts to Late-night, Weekend Hours

Metro considers hiking rates and cutting bus hours to bridge the budget gap.

Key Bridge Exxon Condo Design Jilted by Old Georgetown Board and EastBanc's Lanier

EastBanc presented its design for a high-end condo complex at 3601-3607 M Street (the gas station property next to the Exorcist stairs) to the Old Georgetown Board, April 7, and was sent back to the drawing board—and then again on May 5. The latest remarks included a stronger rebuff of the design by the local advisory neighborhood commission, which sent a new letter to the OGB.

IMF Head Accused of Sexual Assault in NYC, Owns Dumbarton Street House

Dominique Strauss-Kahn, no longer the active managing director of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund, is sitting in New York City's Riker's Island prison, denied bail after being arraigned for the attempted rape and other alleged sexual offenses of a 32-year-old maid on May 15 at a midtown Manhattan hotel near Times Square.

Home Invasion on S Street; Burglaries on 33rd Street

Here are two reports from the Department of Public Safety at Georgetown University:

On Saturday, May 7, at approximately 1 ...

Georgetown Library Spring Fundraiser with Carol Joynt, May 22, at St. John's

After beginning her first hometown book tour at Bridge Street Books, Carol Ross Joynt will continue by reading selections from her new memoir "Innocent Spouse: A Memoir," answering questions and signing her book on May 22, 5 to 8 p.m., at St. John's Church (3240 O Street, NW).

Cops Catch 35th Street Robbers

Two suspects involved in the April 20 robbery of a woman walking toward 35th Street and Volta Place were apprehended the same day.

Movie Mystery: Loews Evacuated After Shouts in Theater, May 8

Georgetown’s Loews Theaters on K Street were evacuated the evening of May 8, as fire trucks arrived on the scene, responding to an emergency call.

Felicia Stidham: Most Happy Friend of Our Town

Felicia Stidham passed away on April 24. Her career spanned from wholesale and retail apparel to owning her own boutique real estate brokerage in D.C. A memorial service was held May 2 at St. John's Church on O Street. She is survived by her brother Steven Plerhoples of Philadelphia.

Georgetown Farmers’ Market Now Open

"We will have a good selection of vendors at the first market of the season with the number growing as the season progresses," said Leslie Wheelock, co-manager of the market. "Customers can expect to find farm fresh produce, meats, eggs, baked goods, quiches, fresh fruits, charcuterie products, jams, garden plants, flowers and dog treats."

Social Safeway is the Greenest Grocer in Town

The Georgetown Social Safeway is now Washington’s first LEED-certified grocery store, as announced last Friday, May 6, during a celebration marking the store’s first anniversary.

Passport DC Comes Back to Town

Four years ago, member embassies representing the European Union decided to hold open houses for most of their embassies, allowing tourists and residents to come in and visit, meet embassy officials, and share in the cultural offerings and history of the respective countries. Some 70,000 people showed up. The European Union folks then joined up with Cultural Tourism DC to produce Passport DC, now a month-long celebration of international culture and conviviality.

4th Annual Passport DC

Passport DC, the fourth annual celebration of international culture presented by Cultural Tourism DC, will showcase Washington D.C.'s embassies and cultural organizations with a wide range of performances, talks and exhibits, starting May 7 and running through 24.

GI Film Festival

The GI Film Festival, coming up from May 9 to 15, presents both classic and premier films that showcase stories of the American Armed Forces and experiences of service members. Held just before Memorial Day weekend, the festival includes 31 film screenings and presentations by award-winning Hollywood actors and directors, as well as panel discussions with soldiers, journalists, authors and filmmakers.

DC Area Receives ‘F’ Grade for Smog Levels

he American Lung Association issued a report giving DC and Arlington ‘F’ grades for smog.

6th Annual DC Yoga Week

Held between Sunday, May 15 and Saturday, May 22, the main highlight is “Yoga on the Mall,” which will take place on Sunday, May 15 between 1:30 and 4:30 p.m.

Prospect Street Homeowners Knock EastBanc . . . and the ANC

Prospect Street residents whose backyards would be almost level with the top of the proposed Key Bridge Exxon condo on M Street are not feeling the love from their Advisory Neighborhood Commission, to say nothing of the developer EastBanc, which presented its redesign of the project after scrutiny by the Old Georgetown Board at the May 2 ANC meeting.

Georgetown Village: Senior Service Extends Staying in Your Home

Leaders of the aging-in-place Georgetown Village met with an overflowing hall of neighbors at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church on P Street on April 26 to discuss their nonprofit service helping elderly neighbors stay in their homes. The group has 57 members pledged and needs 47 more to hit its goal of 100 to get the service up and running.

Thank You, MPD, Lunch on May 11

The Citizens Advisory Council for the Second District of the Metropolitan Police Department will hold its Police Appreciation Luncheon on May 11, "to show the officers and staff of the Second District Police Force how much the community appreciates the work they do protecting our neighborhoods against crime."

Not to Worry: They're Just Howitzers You're Hearing

Some Georgetown residents have heard loud booms as early as 6:30 a.m. recently. The sounds are from World War 2 era howitzers used for ceremonies at Fort Myer and Arlington Cemetery. Seems the army turned the guns around the other way and pointed them towards D.C. after Arlington residents had been complaining.

Prince Charles at G.U., May 4

Prince Charles of Britain is speaking at Georgetown University’s Gaston Hall on May 4 at a conference on sustainable agriculture, part of his work with organic farming and the natural world.

Moms Like Us

In celebration of Mother's Day, The Georgetowner found a new mom who we think exemplifies the Washington experience. WUSA news anchor and DC Moms Like Me blogger Angie Goff balances motherhood with her bustling career and a long distance marriage. Pictured on the cover with daughter Adora, Goff spoke with us about the trials and triumphs of being a Metropolitan mom.

State of the Downtown Forum Cancelled, Citing Protest Conflicts

Downtown DC BID cancelled their State of the Downtown Forum scheduled last week after the Metropolitan AFL-CIO announced a protest ...

Georgetown House Tour: Benefiting the Georgetown Ministry Center

The Georgetown Ministry Center is a small organization that has quietly been making a difference in the Georgetown community for years. They are a unique social service continuing to better the neighborhood they serve, with one main goal: to get the homeless off the streets.

The 2011 Patrons Party, Hosted by Leslie Morgan and Perry Steiner

The annual Georgetown House Tour has long marked the start of the social season. Begun by St. John’s Episcopal Church as a program to help those in need, the House Tour has since become one of the most anticipated events of spring. Keeping its stamina throughout the years, the Tour continues to be touched by the hands of those who are passionate about Georgetown and desire to give back to their community.

Celebrate the Royal Wedding in DC

Can’t make it to the royal wedding where Prince William will marry Kate Middleton? There’s an app for that.

The Player: Richard Goldberg

Dr. Richard Goldberg is a 21st Century Renaissance Man. The Georgetown University Hospital President explores next-generation technology and psychiatry by day, rides motorbikes on his vacations, and reads the classics for fun. At RIS last week, he shared insights that he has gained during 42 years at Georgetown.

47 Years of Georgetown Tobacco

You never know what you might find in Georgetown Tobacco, that’s for sure. It’s not the only tobacco shop in the Washington area, but it’s probably the most original one. It is absolutely the most enduring, and it’s one-of-a-kind shop in Georgetown, now celebrating its 47th anniversary.

Epic Fail: Parts of Wash. Harbour's Flood Walls Not Pulled Up to Curb Potomac

The swift Potomac River beat faulty human technology or vigilance during the morning of April 18, as its waters reached high tide and crested slightly over its banks.

In 2 Mornings, Robberies Within 3 Blocks Along 35th Street

A robbery at knife point occurred Palm Sunday, April 17, on the 1500 block area of 35th Street, N.W. The following morning, April 18, a robbery at gunpoint occurred on the 3500 block of Winfield Lane, N.W. The reported incidents were less than three blocks apart.

Peace, Love . . . Chill: Serendipity 3 Will Be Opening

With a few rumors circulating that Serendipity 3 might not open at all after several delays, co-owner Rodrigo Garcia totally denied such talk and said that problems with the venting system were the cause of the latest wait. Garcia showed off the nearly completed interior of Serendipity 3's first floor during an April 18 impromptu tour.

Georgetown President, Provost, Dean Go First at Zoning Hearing

The D.C. Zoning commission met April 14 for the first of three hearings on Georgetown University’s campus plan. Georgetown administrators sat before the commissioners and made their case for the 2010-2020 outline.

Going Green, Citizens Meet at Swedish Embassy; Re-nominate Altemus

Members and guests of the Citizens Association of Georgetown gathered at the House of Sweden (aka the Swedish Embassy) for its April 18 meeting. On hand was Occasions, the city's first certified green caterer.

Key Bridge Exxon Condo Design Rejected by Old Georgetown Board

EastBanc presented its design for a high-end condo complex at 3601-3607 M Street (the gas station property next to the Exorcist stairs) to the Old Georgetown Board, April 7, and was sent back to the drawing board.

More Development Coming to China Town, Metro Center

Douglas Development Corporation nabbed real estate on the northeast corner of 7th and H Streets near one of the city’s busiest pedestrian intersections and where Douglas redeveloped the historic block of 7th Street between G and H Streets in Chinatown.

Whitman-Walker Named Clinic of the Year

Established in 1978, Whitman-Walker Clinic is a non-profit, community-based provider of health care in the Washington metropolitan area. The clinic was recently named Clinic of the Year by the Capital City Area Health Education Center.

Fight Graffiti with…Graffiti

Have graffiti on the side of your building? You can now request for your own mural that might deter graffiti.

The District's Civil Disobedience

DC shadow Senator Michael Brown was one of three arrested in an act of civil disobedience, blocking traffic during a protest outside the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on April 15.

RIP Sidney Harman, David Broder, Sydney Lumet

Lives lived in full to the end let us see the real meaning of legacies—passion in action and professionalism as a matter of course and duty. Herewith, we celebrate the lives of three men who embodied those qualities.

Nevils Hall Rehab Stirs Traffic, Noise Gripes; Kicks Out Seniors Early

The renovation of the Nevils Hall student apartment complex on the corner of 36th and N streets has nearby neighbors concerned about traffic and noise.

Weekend Roundup, April 14-17

From gallery openings to garden tours and early Easter celebrations, here is what’s going on this weekend, straight from the Georgetowner’s online events calendar. TONIGHT APRIL 14, 6:30 pm: Georgetown University will present its 2010 Campus Plan to the DC Zoning Commission. Can't make the meeting? Watch it online from the Zoning Commission's live webcast

'Miles of Hope' for Wounded Warriors—And Bike Ride to Gettysburg

400 participants, including 80 military members wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan, others, will take part in "Face of America," a 110-mile bicycle ride, starting April 16 at the steps of the U.S. Capitol and ending on the battlefield of Gettysburg the next day.

Premiere: Hardy School Band at Cherry Blossom Parade

Georgetown's Hardy Middle School Marching Band got its inaugural chance to shine and be heard toward the end of the shutdown-threatened National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade

DC CityCenter Construction Begins at Former Convention Center Site

On Monday April 4, DC CityCenter broke ground at the site of the former DC convention center. The project is an enormous undertaking for the city, and promises to transform the east end of Downtown. DC Mayor Vincent Gray calls CityCenter,“ one of the most important projects in the history of the District of Columbia.”

Washington Humane Society's $100K Challenge to Save Lives

Washington Humane Society is taking part in the ASPCA’s “$100K Challenge to Save Lives,” and if they win the money would help them rescue and save more animals than ever before. And they need your online vote to help them win.

Copycat 'Georgetown Cuddler' Break-ins Return

Two Georgetown University students were awakened by unknown intruders early Saturday morning, April 9, in their dormitory rooms at the large LXR complex on 35th Street and on N Street. In two separate incidents, one female student woke to find a male stranger next to her; another women woke to a stranger shaking her shoulder and saw him run out of the room. No one was harmed and nothing was stolen.

D.C. Statehood & Emancipation Day Linked

More than 3,100 slaves were freed on April 16, 1862. 149 years later, DC will host a celebration of the occasion with a federal holiday on April 15 and a daylong festival and parade on April 16.

Tis' the Season for Farmers Markets

The Penn Quarter FRESHFarm Market reopened for the year in March between D and E Streets on 8th St.

Youth Art Poster Contest at Union Station

The National Cherry Blossom Festival invited students from DC public and charter schools to participate in the poster art contest.

Find Out More About Your Neighborhood

The Washington, D.C. Economic Partnership’s 2011 Neighborhood Profiles book is now available, which overviews 37 District communities and major commercial corridors, including Downtown DC.

DC Lives Green

Steve Ma has made green living simple and efficient in the District. Through his online organization, DC Live Green, Ma has partnered with more than 75 green businesses throughout the city, from restaurants and cleaning services to yoga studios, to give residents easy alternatives and great discounts to eco-friendly living.

Obama Vows to 'Win the Future'; Cut Oil Imports by One-Third at G.U. Speech

President Barack Obama outlined his administration's energy policy, termed "America's Energy Security," at Georgetown University's McDonough Arena, March 30, before a thousand-plus crowd of students, faculty and VIPs

D.C. Taxi Fares Increase by a Buck

Mayor Vincent Gray signed an executive order last Friday authorizing a $1.00 fuel surcharge for all taxicab rides originating or terminating within the District of Columbia.

G.U. Drug Lab Students Get Suspended 6-Month Sentence; 3 Years' Probation

Two students arrested at Georgetown University in October 2010 for creating a drug lab in a Harbin Hall dorm room will spend three years on probation and perform community service.

Violent Crime Down; Property Theft Up

"Violent crime is down," Lt. Hitchcock of the Metropolitan Police Department told the April 4 meeting of the ANC 2E. In his police area, "there have been eight robberies in 2011 compared to 11 this time last year," he said. But, he cautioned, property crime has increased.

G.U. Relents: Adds 250 Beds on Campus and Lowers Cap

In a March 31 pre-hearing submission to the D.C. Zoning Commission, Georgetown University offered more concessions to the neighborhood, including more beds and a lower main campus enrollment cap.

Politics and Prose Under New Ownership

Politics and Prose came under new owners last week after Barbara Meade and David Cohen, who started the store 27 years ago, decided to sell four months before Cohen's wife, Carla, died in October. Bradley Graham and Lissa Muscatine, both Washington journalism and public policy veterans, will become the store’s new owners later on this spring.

Baseball Springs to Life With Nationals' Optimism

On baseball's raw Opening Day, March 31, the Washington Nationals ran onto the field amid celebration, the roar of ...

DC Circulator Service Changes Take Effect April 1

The DC Circulator will implement service changes affecting the Smithsonian-National Gallery of Art route, the Union Station-Navy Yard route, and the Convention Center-SW Waterfront route.

Buddy Cianci Charms 'Em at Cafe Milano

It seems that people cannot fail to be charmed by former Providence, R.I. mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci, who held court at Cafe Milano, March 22, as guest of Bill Shields of the National Low Income Housing Coalition and Thomas Quinn, top lobbyist at Venable Partners. Cianci is on a book tour for his memoir, "Politics and Pasta: How I Prosecuted Mobsters, Rebuilt a Dying City, Advised a President, Dined with Sinatra, Spent Five Years in a Federally Funded Gated Community, and Lived to Tell the Tale."

St. John's Fundraising Begins: Halfway There

With past donations from the likes of Thomas Jefferson and Francis Scott Key, it surprises few that St. John's ...

The Life of a Clown

The elephants and clowns and ponies and performers marched through parts of Washington yesterday for an annual parade that signals the arrival of the circus in town and delights hundreds of children and tourist along the road. Leading the way was Jonathan Lee Iverson, the ringmast, decked out in red-white-and-blue and top hat—the man who gets to say the iconic words at the start of each show: “Welcome Children of All Ages to the Greatest Show on Earth.”

Cherry Blossom Festival Events

As the dreary winter weather bids Washington its final adieu, the Cherry Blossom Festival lifts the spirits of residents and visitors who come to enjoy the official bloom of spring. The Lantern Lighting Ceremony among the Cherry Blossoms, pictured above, signals the arrival of spring. Each year the National Park Service and the National Council of State Societies conduct the Lantern Lighting Ceremony, and the Embassy of Japan appoints a Cherry Blossom Princess for the occasion. With so many things to do in such a short amount of time, here is an events list to help you choose.

Amidst Celebration, A Commemoration

In the wake of the destruction and devastation that has hit northern Japan, it might be necessary to take the word “festival” out of the Cherry Blossom Festival. Commemoration might be better, for what has happened to Japan lies like haze over everything in the festival. There is a blanket of sorrow accompanying us all even as we move among the trees that are perhaps the most precisely apt symbol we have on hand.

Japan Relief in Washington: Get Involved

Washington’s relationship with Japan is exemplified in the National Cherry Blossom Festival. With the recent Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami ...

Quizzing for a Cause

This month, the Smithsonian Institution will donate to the National Zoo at least 50 cents per person who can answer ...

Environmental Film Festival

For the 19th year, the Environmental Film Festival will screen two weeks of films about the environment and social issues ...

Reduced Salaries for Gray’s City Officials

In the wake of scrutiny over salaries for city officials, Mayor Vincent Gray has reduced salaries for eight city managers ...

Garden District Closed

Garden District, a full service urban garden center, located at 1740 14th St. NW has closed. In November of 2009 ...

Section of 14th Street now Ron Brown Way

US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Chief of Staff Bill Daily will attend the ceremonial naming of 14th ...

Early Morning Attack Along C&O Canal

U.S. Park Police reported that at approximately 4:20 a.m., March 18, a man was attacked and stabbed ...

Georgetown Co-ed Sexually Assaulted on 35th Street

The Georgetown University Department of Public Safety reports the following: On Saturday, March 19, a student came to the DPS ...

Hoyas Rebuff: 'We've Been Here Since 1789. How About You?'

Declaring that parties are not a crime, Georgetown University students have counterpunched with StopCrimeNotParties.com. The website "will give students ...

Q Street Gas Station Fire Destroys Garage, Snarls Traffic

The service garage of the gas station on Q Street—known both as the Washingtonian Auto Shop and Georgetown Auto ...

It Takes 39th Street Resident Tom Strike to Catch a Thief

Driving near his home on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, Thomas Strike observed a suspicious character on 37th Street ...

Lululemon Murder Suspect Worked at M Street Store

Brittany Norwood, alleged murderer of fellow Bethesda Luluemon Athletica employee Jayna Murray, was held without bond by Montgomery County, March ...

Kennedy Center River Stairs Design Fails to Impress

After decades in limbo, the river stairway design for The Kennedy Center is again in play, and major city players ...

D.C. Water Gets Spring Cleaning: Can You Smell It?

District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority has announced its spring cleaning of our water. Now through May 2 "the ...

Mayor Gray, DDOT Launch PotHolePalooza 2011

Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Ward 8 Councilmember Marion Barry and District Department of Transportation (DDOT) Interim Director Terry Bellamy today ...

G.U. Drug Lab Students Get Suspended 6-Month Sentence; 3 Years' Probation

Two students arrested at Georgetown University in October 2010 for creating a drug lab in a Harbin Hall dorm room ...

St. Patrick's Day in Washington, Then & Now

Every St. Patrick’s Day, I get nostalgic. Some part of me wants to hear an Irish rebel song, down ...

Weekend Roundup, March 18

Check out what’s happening around town this weekend with The Georgetowner’s interactive calendar. Looking for an excuse to get out of the house, or know of an event so exciting you just have to share? You can do both at the Georgetowner.com Calendar.

ANC Hurls 15-Point Verdict at G.U. 10-Year Plan

Georgetown's advisory neighborhood commission (ANC2E) approved, six to one, a resolution that opposes Georgetown University's 2010-2020 campus plan ...

Roadwork Begins on Trolley Track Streets, O and P

Work has begun on a project many public leaders and residents thought would never happen in their lifetime. The long-desired ...

Preppy Bar George Awaits Another ABC Board Hearing

No late night shots for DC's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. It has put Prospect Street's 20-something party spot ...

Martins Tavern, Tony & Joe's Employee Killed on Key Bridge

Drunk driving contributed to a hit-and-run death on the Key Bridge, Feb. 27, as well as a second incident where ...

Cop Impersonator Fails to Rob Smart Student

Another weird crime on Prospect Street: According to Georgetown University's Department of Public Safety, a student reported that at ...

Helen Hayes Awards Nominations Released

Nominations for the 27th Helen Hayes Awards were announced Feb. 28 at the Helen Hayes Gallery in the National Theater ...

ANC 2E Meeting Tonight

February 28 at 6:30pm, ANC 2E will hold a Committee of the Whole meeting to consider a recommendation to ...

Fake IDs Snagged at the Third Edition

The Metropolitan Police Department confiscated more than 20 fake IDs from patrons at the Third Edition, Feb. 12, the Washington ...

Who Gets to Run Jelleff Recreation Center?

The D.C. Office of the Attorney General issued a “corrective action” that cancels the remaining four years of a ...

First Lady and the Agassis Film PSA at Yates Field House

First lady Michelle Obama and tennis super-couple Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf filmed a public service ad for the United ...

G.U. Opens Foreign Service School Building in Qatar

Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar – established in 2005 – celebrated the official opening of its new building in ...

Breena Clarke Recounts Black Georgetown, Feb. 23

The Citizens Association of Georgetown salutes Black History month with author Breena Clarke speaking at First Baptist Church, Georgetown at ...

Closing Party at Poppy, Feb. 24

"When one door closes," owner Heidi Hess says, "another one opens." Poppy, the small jewelry boutique at 3235 P St ...

Ground Zero Mosque Imam to Speak at Georgetown, March 1

The Georgetown University Lecture Fund will be hosting Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the former spokesman of the controversial Park51 mosque ...

Washington City Paper “Best of DC 2011”: Vote Georgetown!

It's that time of year again to vote for your Georgetown favorites in the Washington City Paper's "Best ...

DC May Face More Federal Budget Cuts; What Will Happen to Brown's Cars?

Under the proposed House Republican budget plan, the District would face $80 million in funding cuts from the federal government ...

Tenant Association to Produce Bedbug Play

The Norwood Tenants Association, an 84-unit rent-controlled Apartment near Logan Circle, is in the midst of writing a play on ...

Historic Dupont East Church Raises Funds to Restore its Tower

The Church of the Holy City's tower, located at 16th and Corcoran St. NW, is deteriorating. Historic preservation contractors ...

Tis' the Season for the Independent Film Festival

The Washington, DC Independent Film Festival is coming up from March 3 to 13, showcasing 100 feature, short, animation and ...

Columbia Heights Makes The New York Times

The New York Times recently deemed a strip less than a mile long in Columbia Heights “cool.” In a slide ...

Capital BikeShare Winter Weather Contest Winds Down

The Winter Weather Warrior Contest through Capital Bikeshare wraps up February 28 with ten in the lead. Starting in January ...

Jeff Coudriet, longtime aide to Jack Evans, Dies

Jeff Coudriet, longtime Ward 2 resident and aide to Councilmember Jack Evans died of cancer on Saturday, February 5. He ...

Henderson appoints Interim Principal for Hardy Middle School

Kaya Henderson, Interim Chancellor for DCPS, has named Daniel Shea the Interim Principal of Hardy Middle School. Shea currently serves ...

Georgetown Aims to Reduce Noise Disturbances

An amendment has been made to a DC law that gives police officers discretion to arrest citizens for noise that ...

Thomas Jefferson Street Bridge Project Wrapping Up Early

According to the Georgetown BID, the District Department of Transportation’s (DDOT) Thomas Jefferson Street Bridge rehabilitation project that began ...

Valentine’s Day in Georgetown

Georgetown takes their Valentines very seriously. From Friday, February 11 through Monday, February 14 Georgetown restaurants will be serving up ...

Georgetown Candidate Forum on February 23

With the City Councilmember seat vacated by now Council Chairman Kwame Brown, his yet-undetermined replacement will be casting some hefty ...

DC’s Jobless Rate for December 2010 at 9.7%

The DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) reported the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in DC for December was down 0 ...

Rag & Bone to Debut in Georgetown

Georgetown is adding another chic fashion landmark to its retail streetscape. EastBanc, a DC-based commercial and residential real estate and ...

D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities 2011 Grants

Starving artists throughout the city are catching their big break as the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities ...

CoStar Building Flip

In what is being called the most profitable real estate flip since the recession, CoStar Group recently announced that it ...

Energy Benchmarking

The D.C. government is taking steps to monitor and lower greenhouse gas emissions from municipal facilities, which are accountable ...

Noise Task Force

A Noise Task Force, established by the Alcohol Beverage Control Board last March, has been working to recommend amendments to ...

Campus Plan Meeting Brings Community Frustrations to a Boil

The heavily disputed Georgetown University Campus Plan came to something of a climax on Thursday, January 20, when a joint meeting was held between the Georgetown, Burleith, and Foxhall Citizens Associations, the ANC 2E Commission, and GU officials.

C&O Canal Bridges Construction Moves to Third and Final Phase

othered by the mild pandemonium brought about by the construction on the 29th, 30th and Jefferson Street Bridges across the ...

William Lockridge Dies

On January 12, William Lockridge, a longtime community and education activist, died of respiratory failure at Georget Washington University Hospital ...

Georgetown Knows Oysters

Hook, one of Georgetown’s premier seafood restaurants, has long been known for delivering the freshest of fresh fish, with ...

GeorgetownDC.com Goes Mobile

The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) has just launched their new mobile site, which is linked to its official site ...

the Kennedy Legacy: JFK’s Inauguration Anniversary & remembering Sargent Shriver

For a while this month, you were forgiven if you saw the banners and towers of Camelot appear out of ...

Second Annual Georgetown Photo Competition

The Georgetowner's annual photo competition has returned, bringing some of the year's best images of the neighborhood from ...

ANC Special Public Meeting to Consider the Georgetown University Campus Plan

The Citizens Association of Georgetown has called a special meeting for Thursday, January 20, 6:30 p.m., at Duke ...

C&O Canal’s 40th Anniversary

On January 8, 1971, President Nixon signed into law the creation of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park, with ...

Capital Bikeshare Launches “Winter Weather Warrior” Contest

To encourage bike riders to stay environmentally friendly, despite the environment being particularly unfriendly during these harsh winter months, Capital ...

CAG Presents Georgetown ARTS 2011

The Citizen’s Association of Georgetown will bring the artistic endeavors of the neighborhood to the Shops at Georgetown Park ...

Gray Responds to Fiery Postal Package

On January 7 the Metropolitan Police Department responded to a flaring package at the United States Postal Service on V ...

DC Water Wants to Help Congress Cut Budget

John Boehner, new Speaker of the House, recently announced plans to cut the U.S. House of Representatives office budgets ...

First Car Charging Station Opens in the District

The first residential car charging station in the District recently opened in the residences of 425 Mass, an apartment complex ...

GU Campus Plan Fuels Neighborhood Disapproval

Georgetown University’s 10-year campus plan, long negotiated and disputed among the Georgetown neighborhood, was unveiled on December 31 to ...

Welcome, Mayor Vincent Gray

If you made it to the inauguration ceremonies for Mayor Vincent Gray at the Walter Washington Convention Center on a ...

The New Round of Political Appointments

The at-large-city council seat left vacant by Kwame Brown’s election to the Council Chairman position will be filled permanently ...

Speaking with Jaylee Mead

We last spoke to Jaylee Mead in June 2006. Players Jaylee and husband Gil Mead were then thrilled their $35 million gift to the Arena Stage – the largest donation ever to a regional theater – would be announced in less than a week. The retired NASA scientists inspired us with their deep commitment to the arts, and to each other.

Georgetown Observer, December 15, 2010

C&O Canal News

In appreciation of his service as the C&O Canal Trust’s first Chairman of the ...

National Portrait Gallery Commissioner Resigns

National Portrait Gallery Commissioner James T. Bartlett resigned Thursday, December 9, in protest of the museum’s censorship of a ...

Metro Holiday Schedule, 2010

The ANC 2E has released the announcement of Metro’s holiday schedules.

Metrorail will stay open from 7 a.m ...

Eugene Quinn, 1940-2010

Eugene Quinn, 70, a longtime Georgetown resident, died suddenly Friday, December 3, 2010 at the George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC

December 8, Georgetown Neighborhood News

Holiday Shoppers Beware

It’s that time of year again — when the holiday madness causes some to go against their ...

A Window to the Holiday Spirit

Georgetown's Annual Holiday Window Competition has been assembled again, and with the help of architect Christian Zapatka, The Georgetowner ...

Georgetowner Holiday Benefit & Bazaar

Tickets are $50. To purchase, go to our homepage and click on the benefit invitation on the righthand side of ...

ANC 2E, November 29, 2010

Georgetown’s ANC 2E held its monthly meeting Nov. 29 at Visitation Prep. Here are some results:

The Metropolitan Police ...

CAG Meeting Sounds Zoning Changes Alert

The Citizens Association of Georgetown met at Letelier Theater within Georgetown Court on Prospect Street, Nov. 22, for a show-and-tell ...

Attempted Abduction at 34th & Prospect

Early Sunday morning, Nov. 21, three unknown men attempted to abduct a male student near the corner of 34th Street ...

Tell Us What You Really Think, Anthony

It seemed serendipitous, even if it was not, to see developer Anthony Lanier and restaurant owner Britt Swansitting near each ...

Save Our Safety Net Takes on Homeless Bill

With unemployment on the rise, an increasing number of homeless persons have migrated to the District seeking aid. However, citing a budget crunch, Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells has proposed a bill that will deny shelter to homeless residents from other jurisdictions. The bill will put an end to D.C.’s open-door policy, which makes it illegal to deny anyone access to a shelter once the temperature drops below freezing. Instead, those who can demonstrate proof of a legal D.C. address within the past two years or a record of receiving public assistance will receive preferential treatment.

Fall Fringe

Capital Fringe Festival’s fall programming is in its second year, and this November, The Shop at Fort Fringe is reprising 10 of its summer hits. Among the more popular shows still running are “Romeo & Juliet: Choose Your Own Ending” (Nov. 10-21), Ridgefield Middle School Talent Night (Nov. 12-21), “This is Your Brain on Rock and Roll” (Nov. 17-21), and “Do Not Kill Me, Killer Robots” (Nov. 17-21).

Instant DC

November 18, 19, and 21, Fathom Gallery is showcasing its first mobile photography exhibit. Hosted by Fathom Creative, the show will feature the work of 10 local mobile photographers. Additionally, there will be several giveaways and plenty of refreshments provided by Church Key DC over the course of the weekend.

Gift Guide

This holiday season let your loved ones know how much you appreciate them with the gift of consideration, experience, emotion, and stimulation. It’s worth finding a gift that won’t soon be forgotten. With gifts like these, your loved ones will be thankful all year long. Price tags, labels and fads become obsolete in the presence of individually tailored, experiential endowments. No matter what, remember that a little thought with a touch of sentiment always prevails over the tangible. May the holidays provide you joys that supersede your credit card statement!

Police Up Presence in and Near G.U. Campus

More than the usual number of Metropolitan Police Department squad cars and Georgetown University police have been traveling around 35th & Prospect streets as well as parked there, neighbors report. Here are a few crime notes:

Georgetown Senior Center to Close

The Georgetown Senior Center, founded by the late Virginia Luce Allen almost 30 years ago and located in the Parish hall of St. John’s Church on O Street, will close on Nov. 24.

John Olsson, Founder of Olsson's Book and Records, Died at 78

John E. Olsson, founder of the beloved and once-famous Olsson’s Books and Records, died Oct. 28 at the age of 78 in Silver Spring. He started his stores in Dupont Circle, eventually controlling a chain of nine shops, the best of which was on Wisconsin Avenue at Prospect Street (near the site of the Apple Computer store).

Burleith Residents Calling Out Illegal Rentals

A Burleith neighborhood group is checking properties for illegal rentals. It has reported what it believes are 134 illegal basement rentals to the DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs. Property owners without a proper occupation license may face a fine.

To College Media, Bill Starrels is Also a Verb

Advisory neighborhood commissioner Bill Starrels seems to be a verb, according to a Nov. 11 Georgetown Voice headline. In an editorial, the student newspaper cited the eagle eye of Bill Starrels, who challenged student voters’ eligibility at American University. The newest phrase to enter our lexicon is “Starrelled Down.” Hey, if Sarah Palin can get listed in the Oxford English Dictionary for “refudiate,” why not our own Bill Starrels? “Starrelled Down” just might catch on, but we’re not sure if something like “Solomoned Up” would.

Tina Fey Live at Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Award

The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts became a "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" annex, Tuesday, Nov. 9, as ...

Weekend Roundup

ANC News

On Monday, November 1, ANC2E held its November session. At the meeting, Commissioner Ed Solomon acknowledged a crime ...

Stewart and Colbert Restore Sanity and/or Fear on the National Mall

A warm-up performance by The Roots and John Legend, a collective seismic jump led by Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters”, and ...

DT Neighborhood Updates

On Saturday, October 30, John Stewart, the comedian turned major leftwing political pundit, aided by inflammatory satirist sidekick Stephen Colbert, hosted a “Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear” on the National Mall, whose massive audience far exceeded the projected volume of participants. Assumed to be a direct counter to Glenn Beck’s “Rally To Restore Honor,” held August 28th and co-hosted by Sarah Palin, Stewart’s gathering seems to have trumped its predecessor.

GT Neighborhood Updates

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E met Nov. 1 at Visitation Prep.

Commissioners spoke about the many street closures in Georgetown lately and said they would contact the Mayor’s Special Event Task Force as well as other DC neighborhood groups to see how things could be better coordinated.

Weekend Roundup, October 22

Compiled by Dave Nyczepir | Oct 22, 2010

Arena Stage Grand Opening Celebration 10/23/10

Arena Stage is officially opening the Mead Center for American Theater on ...

McCooey Milestone: Bar None, He’s Golden

Raise a glass, Washingtonians, to Richard McCooey, who celebrates 50 years in the business world this year, and his 80th birthday on October 14th. You likely have dined at his first classics in Georgetown: 1789 Restaurant or The Tombs, now owned by Clyde’s Restaurant Group.

GT Neighborhood Updates

The newly renovated Georgetown Library on R Street is open. On Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the library will host a grand opening party. “Fun activities for all ages,” we are told by the D.C. Public Library System.

Downtown Neighborhood Updates

The Department of Public Works (DPW) has opted to cancel trash and recycling pickup on Thursday, October 21. This is so DPW employees are free to attend the funeral of one of their own, 51-year-old Larry Hutchins.

Washington Wizards Preseason game at the Verizon Center

In an early NBA action game, The Washington Wizards were defeated 96-88 by the visiting Milwaukee Bucks in a preseason ...

Michelle Rhee's Mutual Resignation

That thumping noise you might have heard sometime on Wednesday of this week? Don’t fret. It was just the ...

Gray's Ward 2 Town Hall Meetings

“I want us to work together, and that’s a concrete thing. I want people from all the wards to work together, to get to know each other. We are facing tremendous challenges but also a great future. We did that on the council, and I have to say I think we have and had a tremendously talented council."

—Vince Gray

Weekend Roundup: Columbus Day Weekend

Artisphere Opening

Sunday, 10 a.m. The Artisphere will be located where the old Newseum used to be in Rosslyn ...

Memories of Georgetown

I came to Washington in the mid 1970s, after living ten years in the San Francisco Bay Area, during a turbulent, heady period working on two different daily newspapers. I’ve never quite been able to satisfactorily explain to myself, or people who know me, why I came. Usually, I make a joke about it.

October's ANC 2E Meeting

The October meeting of ANC 2E did its best to deal with the unusually high influx of problems facing the community. The first major problem was an unexpected lack of seating accommodation, as the modest-sized Heritage room, in the Georgetown Visitation School, found itself overrun with community members. All present were waiting to hear news regarding police efforts, in response to the recent crime wave, and updates on the Tudor Place preservation plan, among the other orders of business.

Change in Direction for WNO

Washington National Opera (WNO) saw change last week, in response to General Director Placido Domingo’s September 27 announcement that he would not be renewing his contract when it expires in June. As a result, Tuesday saw the appointment of Philippe Auguin to the position of music director of the Washington National Opera and the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.

Town Hall Meetings with Vince

Vince Gray, in keeping with his mission to share ideas and discuss issues with DC residents as Mayor, will be hosting a series of town hall meetings in every ward of the city to allow people a chance to voice their opinion and have open discussion. Check to see when and where he’s coming to your neighborhood.

Curbside Cookoff Kicks Off

October 7 and 8, the District’s most popular street vendors will converge at CityCenterDC for the two-day First Annual Curbside Cookoff. The event is being hosted by the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCRA), in conjunction with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Brightest Young Things, and the Downtown BID. 20 of DC’s favorite food trucks were invited to participate after a weeklong online voting process. Additionally, all who attend will have a chance to vote for their favorite on-site vendor via paper ballot and text messaging.

National Geographic Goes Live

The fall season of “National Geographic Live!” events is in full swing, featuring presentations by world-renowned explorers, scientists, photographers and performance artists. The lineup includes concerts, documentary screenings, insightful discussions and more.

Jewish Literacy Festival Approaching

The 12th Annual Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival will run from October 17 to the 27 throughout DC, and as always it promises to highlight the year’s finest Jewish literature and authors. Many of these emerging and established writers earned accolades from The Washington Post and The New York Times. Their selected works span an assortment of genres, including history, humor, politics, and children’s fiction.

"One life: Katharine Graham" at the National Portrait Gallery

That small room in the National Portrait Gallery housing “One Life”, the series of exhibitions begun since the completed renovation of the Reynolds Center, may be one of the biggest rooms in the whole building. “One Life”, after all, attempts to squeeze into a small, square room a summation of an entire American life with a minimum of artifacts, paintings and photographs. Not an easy task when you’re dealing with the previous tenants.

A look into Georgetown's Past

The first Americans called it Tohoga – “sweet land of sassafras.” This settlement may have changed its trails and huts, but Georgetown remains the meeting place for the District and its nation.

Armored Heist Update

News unfolds regarding the robbery that occurred Sept. 30 outside the BB&T Bank on Wisconsin.

Robberies In Georgetown

There have been a series of robberies in the Georgetown neighborhood since last Saturday, September 25.

An armed robbery took ...

Boffi is Back

After a swift remodeling beginning in April of this year, innovative kitchen and bathroom designer Boffi has reopened their doors ...

Weekend Roundup, September 24

Compiled by Dave Nyczepir | Sep 24, 2010

Mid-Atlantic Red Fruit Festival: 9/24/10

Today marks the launch of the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Red Fruit Festival, hosted by ...

Gala Guide

Second Chance Employment Services Last Kiss of Summer Gala Thursday, September 23, 6:30 p.m. - Midnight

Join special guest ...

For Vincent Gray, One Path to Victory Began in Georgetown

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, they say. In Vincent Gray’s case, one way to decide to run for mayor of the District of Columbia included a Italian dinner in Georgetown – with some pretty persuasive women

Jack Evans Report

The primary election is over! Congratulations to Vince Gray, who will be the Democratic nominee for Mayor, and to Kwame Brown who will be the nominee to Council Chair. As someone who has been down this road before, I greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication to our city that went into those successful campaigns, and I look forward to working with them on what is best for our entire city.

Morning in America

The recent bed bug epidemic suggests we’re headed for the developing world, but not on the glamorous Orient Express. In fact, as those ever-richer nations show off the new transport and trappings of wealth, we sink further into poverty.

A Political Wrap Up

By Tuesday, you might’ve been deceived into thinking nothing had changed in Washington, D.C. Vincent Gray was still sitting in his accustomed Chairman’s seat as the DC Council returned, preparing to tackle ticklish and problematic issues including a looming budget deficit reported at $100 million.

New Metro Stop Names

On September 13, the ANC 6D voted 4-1 to lengthen the names of the Navy Yard and Waterford/SEU metro ...

New Cap File Editor With Washington Roots Impresses CAG

Editor Kate Bennett jumped in at the last minute to replace author Kitty Kelley (tending to a sick friend) as the speaker for the monthly meeting of the Citizens Association of Georgetown on Sept. 20 at the Latham Hotel.

CAG and Georgetown University to Discuss Mutual Neighborhood Solutions

Georgetown University must file its new campus plan with the DC Zoning Commission by December 31st 2010, outlining future infrastructure projects and development on its main campus and medical center.

Giant Food Moving Forward with Wisconsin Ave. Redevelopment

Giant Food has announced plans to move forward with redevelopment of its Wisconsin Avenue site, which will be anchored by a new and expanded approximate 56,000-square-foot Giant supermarket. The new mixed-use project, “Cathedral Commons,” will be a vibrant focal point of the neighborhood to include retail shops, restaurants, commercial and residential space, and open plazas.

Georgetown Cupcakes for a Cause

Georgetown Cupcake will be participating in “Cupcakes for a Cause,” a national fundraiser dedicated to raising funds for CancerCARE for Kids.

Vincent Gray Pledges to Unify the City Once Again

After a sound victory over incumbent Adrian Fenty in the Democratic Primary, (almost Mayor) Vincent Gray pledges to unify the city once again and maintains his promise of a transparent administration and an open government. But still no word on what to do with Rhee.

School Without Walls Awarded 2010 National Blue Ribbon

Last Thursday, School Without Walls, the D.C. magnet high school, was named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. This ...

DC Water Continues Commitment to Chesapeake Bay

Recently, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) agreed to ...

A Last Political Parade at Adams Morgan Day

People say the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington is a place where you can find just about everybody – young, old ...

The Georgetowner Hosts Final Mayoral Forum between Fenty and Gray

Fenty, Gray, and unlikely candidate Leo Alexander, duke it out for the last time before Tuesday's primary election. The questions ranged from citywide issues to specific concerns about Georgetown's ruthless parking enforcement. Here's your last chance to hear the agendas and political platforms of the city's Mayoral hopefuls.

Weekend Roundup, September 10

Compiled by Dave Nyczepir | Sep 10, 2010

What to Know This Weekend

REMINDER: The Georgetowner to Host Mayoral Forum This Friday

Don't forget!

For all you politicos: go ahead and take a long lunch on Sept. 10. After all, it ...

ANC Update: Marathon Edition

ANC 2E’s September meetings typically aren’t any more cantankerous or combustible than the other 10 neighborhood huddles it ...

A Race to the Bitter End

Four years ago, two years ago, last year at this time, or even in the spring, if you suggested to ...

Fall Festivals Downtown

Think of September. Think of fall, the falling of leaves, the recessional of summer, and the time before winter. Actually ...

'Blue Bus' Gets Circulated This Week

The Blue Bus, officially known as the Georgetown Metro Connection, is here to stay — and is enjoying a slight makeover.

'DC Brau' On the Way

Washington is usually on the forefront of most national trends. However, the bursting popularity of the craft beer movement seemed to pass over the nation’s capital — that is, until recently.

Fenty and Gray Forge Ahead

There’s no question that education is probably the most important issue in this 2010 Democratic Primary election campaign. Mayoral candidates Fenty and Gray are giving it plenty of air time.

DC's First Synagogue to be Moved for Urban Development

In 1876, a group of European-born Orthodox Jews built the city’s first synagogue in downtown Washington. Since its construction ...

DC Food Trucks Threatened by Local BIDs

DC area food trucks are in the midst of major opposition from local BIDs and Restaurant Associations in the District ...

New York Institution Carmine's Opens in DC

In Washington, nothing is official until the mayor cuts the ribbon. Or the pasta, as was the case for the last week's opening of Carmine’s, the classic New York restaurant.

Marion Barry Cleared of Official Charges

Five months after charges were filed, the Office of Campaign Finance has admonished the former mayor but cleared him of violating the law.

A Barking Good Time

Maryland Blue Crabs: A Delmarva Summer Send-Off

Whether you're eating out or going down to the Wharf to pick up your catch alive and fresh, here are the best places in town to get some quintessential crab.

Listening to the Paintings

Plato advised his students about the dangers of forming strong opinions when they were still very young and inexperienced. Duncan Phillips learned this life lesson and went on to be a great promoter of what he originally disparaged.

Library Cupola Unveiled

The Georgetown Library, ravaged by fire in 2007, is one step closer to its long-awaited capstone ceremony.

Third Edition Runs Afoul of ABRA

Wisconsin Avenue restaurant and nightclub Third Edition was shut down temporarily for a liquor license infraction from Aug. 8 to ...

Council Candidates Ruffle Tenant Feathers

The recent D.C. Tenants Advocacy Coalition city council candidates forum tried to pack in all the council candidates, including Brown and Orange, into one forum, a process that proved to be both unwieldy and illuminating.

The Georgetowner's Jeff Malet Up Close with the New Tea Party

Georgetown Village on Track for 2011

This year, the Georgetown Village project, which would form a kind of local volunteer cooperative to keep an eye on its aging citizens, has been little more than a gleam in the eyes of its founders. That's about to change.

Candidates Charge Through Ward 2

Where the District's 2006 election seemed almost dreamily sleepy and below the radar in the summer months, 2010's race has a daily, electric and strange feel to it, covered almost 24-7 by a blogosphere that never lets up.

The King of the Kastles

Mark Ein, owner and founder of the Washington Kastles, the District’s World Team Tennis franchise, has brought his love of tennis to the nation’s capital.

The Blue and Gray: 'Vince' Optimistic About Campaign

Vincent Gray sits down with The Georgetowner to share the decisions of his campaign, including why he's running for mayor and not for re-election as city council chairman.

House Fire in Georgetown Causes Moderate Damage

A home in Georgetown caught fire around 5 p.m. Monday. No one was injured and the fire was quickly ...

Five Bike Sharing Stations Coming to Georgetown

Under a new bike sharing system in the District, Georgetown is expected to receive five stations, as announced by the ...

July a Big Month for Retail Openings, Closings

Crate and Barrel's modern sister-store CB2 is negotiating coming to Georgetown. Find out what other retail changes are on the horizon.

Fenty, Gray Compete in Ward 2 Straw Poll

UPDATE: Fenty comes out on top, 97 votes to Gray's 63. Read more here.

Incumbent Mayor Adrian Fenty and ...

Thomas Jefferson Street to Close Next Week

As part of a three-year project to rehabilitate the aging roadways that cross Georgetown's C&O Canal, Thomas Jefferson ...

Waterfront Nears Completion, Despite Hang-ups

Local blogger Topher Mathews posted an interesting update today on the long-anticipated second phase of the Georgetown Waterfront Park. The ...

Maryland Earthquake Rattles Georgetown

This morning's earthquake, epicentered in Gaithersburg, MD, was even felt across Georgetown. Several residents were abuzz throughout the day ...

The Good Gray Poet

America's favorite belletrist — no, not Bob Dylan — was both horrified and inspired by his tenure as a nurse in Washington's Civil War hospitals.

District Addresses Overhead Wires for New Streetcar Transit System

A new bill from the D.C. council, the Transportation Infrastructure Amendment Act of 2010, has been put in place ...

Public Wi-Fi Coming To Chinatown and Penn Quarter

July 11-15 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Microsoft and the District will host the Worldwide Partners Conference, a ...

Coming Soon: Electric Car Charging Stations

The U.S. Department of Energy has given a $15 million grant to Coulomb Technologies, the flagship company for electric ...

Capital Bikeshare Underway

The District Department of Transportation and Arlington County have named the revamped, cross-city bike sharing system Capital Bikeshare. This name ...

Cutting-edge Digital Signage Introduced at Washington Convention Center

The Washington Convention and Sports Authority have just unveiled an Oculus Digital Signage Network comprised of over 140 digital displays ...

Metro Unveils Monthly Scorecard

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has opened its operating performance for evaluation to the ever-wary public eye. Those interested ...

10 Trailheads, Inside the Beltway

Even in Washington, you can find trails where you put your dog on a leash, a smile on your face and be as sociable or contemplative as you see fit.

Trash Collection Schedule to Change with Triple-Digit Temps

Compiled by Caitlin White | Jul 7, 2010

Public Pools and Libraries Extend Hours

In an effort to increase heat safety throughout the city, D.C. government has announced extended hours for public pools and libraries.

Cheaper SmarTrip Cards Coming in August

Boat Tours Back in Georgetown

Mule-powered boat rides are back in Georgetown on the C&O Canal. In an effort to preserve the 19th-century form ...

Wal-Mart Negotiates First DC Area Store

Georgetown Concludes Concerts in the Park in Style

Last Sunday, Georgetown gathered at Volta Park for a little music, a little picnicking and a little time to soak in what would prove to be a model summer day.

Revised Hurt Home Plans Gets Thumbs Up From Residents

The Hurt Home project (3050 R St.) in Georgetown will be brought before the D.C. city council on July ...

After Conspicuous Absence, Fenty Notes Education Achievements

After not appearing at Monday night’s debate on education, Mayor Adrian Fenty spoke Tuesday at Payne Elementary School in ...

DC Lifts Evening Meter Limits

The D.C. Department of Transportation has relaxed its evening parking policy by lifting meter time limits in the evening ...

Starbucks Offers Free Unlimited Wi-Fi

Starbucks is now offering free Wi-Fi to all customers.

Rumors of Apple Store Sinkhole Squashed

Rest assured.

If you’ve visited the Apple Store in Georgetown lately, you can’t help but notice that half ...

Phase Two of Waterfront Project Begins

The construction on the second phase of the Georgetown Waterfront Park project has begun after lack of funding delayed the ...

Gems of Bethany Beach

We pick the hottest hangouts at a Delaware favorite.

DC: A Haven for Green Jobs

D.C. is a haven for green jobs, at least when compared to other parts of the country, according to ...

SmartBike DC to Expand

Last year, the city said it would expand the SmartBike D.C. bike-sharing program tenfold in fiscal year 2010 — that ...

Downtown BID Homeless Services Partner with DC Public Library

The Downtown BID’s Homeless Services Team has partnered with the D.C. Public Library, particularly Martin Luther King Jr ...

District Department of the Environment’s Green DC Map

The District Department of the Environment’s (DDOE) new Green D.C. Map highlights D.C.’s environmental resources, including ...

Gray and Fenty Face Off at DC Caribbean Carnival

On June 26, the D.C. Caribbean Carnival kicked off with a vibrant parade down the Georgia Avenue corridor. Mayor ...

Roadblock for DC’s Medical Marijuana Legislation

Last week, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) announced the introduction of legislation disapproving the D.C. city council’s approval of ...

ANC Update: The Return of the Left Turn

Making a left turn into upper Georgetown is awfully difficult. But thanks to a little coaxing by Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, the ANC 2E and others, that’s about to change.

A Fabulous Fourth, 2010

Compiled by Ari Post | Jun 30, 2010

Let New York City have New Years. Chicago can keep St. Patrick’s Day. No one does the Fourth of July like Washington, D.C.

Bad Signs for GU Campus Plan?

Over the past week, a few citizens of Burleith began displaying signs that protest the increase in graduate student enrollment ...

Silver Spring Resident to Bring Pinball Museum to Georgetown

Silver Spring Resident David Silverman is currently building a pinball machine at the Shops at Georgetown Park, Vox Populi reports ...

Enter the iLife

Apple, under the guidance of Steve Jobs, revolutionized technology for the layman. Georgetown — and the District — have finally joined the party.

The Georgetowner's Roffman Honored

David Roffman, only the second publisher in The Georgetowner's history, was recently awarded a lifetime achievement honor by the Georgetown Business Association. Gary Tischler reflects on the man's lasting contributions to the neighborhood.

Liquor Licenses Increase in Georgetown

Under the Ward 2 moratorium law, Georgetown can accommodate no more than 61 liquor licenses issued in the neighborhood. However ...

Council Allows July 4 Liquor Sales

Alcohol sales from liquor stores will be permitted on Sunday, July 4 after a meeting of the D.C. council ...

BID Delivers Awards, Good News at Annual Meeting

The Georgetown BID celebrated another year of representing the village’s business interests at the BID Annual Meeting on June ...

Washington's Summer Weekends

A look at what's coming up in the District this summer — politically, athletically and socially.

Georgetown Apple Store to Open Friday

After waiting more than two and a half years following a purchase of a Wisconsin Avenue building, Apple Inc. will ...

ESPN Zone Scheduled to Close

The beloved and popular sports bar and restaurant, the ESPN Zone, owned by Walt Disney Co., has scheduled to close ...

Jimmy Dean Passes Away

Our favorite sausage entrepreneur and Virginia neighbor, Jimmy Dean, passed away yesterday at the age of 81.

While he may ...

DC2NY Bus Goes to the Beach

The Washington Post reported cost-efficient DC2NY bus that offers easy transportation to and from Manhattan and D.C. will now ...

Drunken Driving Convictions Based on False Tests

European Food Shines at Local Farmers Market

Rose Park farmers market brings Belgian and French food to Georgetowners every Wednesday afternoon, rain or shine.

Safety Program Looks to Expand

In light of a recent armed robbery near the Paper Mill in Georgetown, the Citizens Association of Georgetown is asking ...

Georgetown Boathouse Plans Still Stalled

Money can’t buy everything, particularly the approval of the National Park Service to build new boathouse in the C ...

Spotted in Georgetown: Conan O'Brien!!!

Two of our interns spotted Conan O'Brien on the streets of Georgetown this morning! The comedian performed at DAR ...

Lacoste Gives Back

Lacoste is holding a company-wide polo shirt exchange from now until June 21st. Anyone who donates a gently used polo ...

The Body Shop Closes Doors in Georgetown

A shop located in Georgetown will close its doors Saturday after a ten-year presence in the area.

Fans of The ...

World Cup Fever Strikes Georgetown

Local bars are opening early and offering drink specials in honor of the FIFA World Cup on Friday and Saturday.

New Bike Lanes Offer More Protection

A modified bike lane plan on Pennsylvania Avenue will offer more protection for cyclists by keeping motorists out of the ...

Is Georgetown on the iPad Bandwagon?

The world embraced the iPod, the MacBook and the iPhone with open arms, but has the iPad been greeted with ...

Morso Chef Jumps Ship

Acclaimed chef Ed Witt parted ways with Georgetown's Morso restaurant today, according to Hisaoka Communications’ Kate Gibbs. Known for ...

Georgetown to City's Rats: Look Out

Cherry Hill Lane, or at least part of it, may be the paragon of pest-free living in Georgetown.

Watergate deal closes at $45 million

The most notorious hotel in the country has sold for $45 million, the Washington Business Journal reports. The iconic and ...

Streetcars Nixed, Resurrected

Morso to Open Thursday

The much-anticipated Mediterranean eatery Morso will open May 27, located at 3277 M St. The restaurant is the brainchild of ...

Kitty Kelley

Georgetowner Kitty Kelley, author of the recent bestseller "Oprah: A Biography," has no plans for her next book, and says she won’t do another. We’ve heard that one before.

A Streetcar Desire

Mayor Fenty is calling the D.C. streetcar plan "one of the pillars of a modern, multi-modal transportation network that will move the District forward."

Evans Out, Another Vincent in Chairman Race

Reports have it that Jack Evans, surprisingly, is not running for the city council chair.

Weekend: Cultural Tourism DC

Cultural Tourism D.C. is holding a two-day celebration of the history and heritage of Washington this weekend, May 22 ...

Nice Place You've Got Here

The Washington Design Center is announcing the debut of its brand new Design House, located on the fifth floor of ...

Lessons from a Military Dad

Alexandria developer Steven DeLonga attributes much of his own success to some of his Army father’s qualities “that carried over to me.”

Big BID-ness Downtown

There was confidence on the part of the panelists delivering a report on the state of Downtown, mixed cogently with pragmatism and realistic assessments of the state of the economy.

DC Streetcar Showcase

Potential users and D.C. residents will get a chance to look at the latest in alternative public transportation when ...

Passport DC Kicks Off

Having exploded in popularity since its inception, this year's Passport DC is a month-long event comprising four weekends of major inter-cultural festivities and contact.

Cleveland Park

It’s hard to believe, but true. When Grover Cleveland was president, his young wife used to pick him up ...

Heated Words Fly in Campus Battle

Georgetown is simmering, change is in the air, and University’s 10-year plan is a polished 2.0 version, new ...

ANC Update: More Liquor Licenses for Georgetown?

The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E’s May meeting began on a sobering note, with the Metro Police Department’s John ...

Georgetown's Antiques

In Georgetown, there is an ample selection of shops selling high-quality curios, relics and treasures that will become part of the personal history of the person acquiring them.

Christian Zapatka

The greatest antiques in Georgetown are the amazing townhouses and homes that climb the hill. A New Yorker once said ...

Frank Randolph

Walking into Frank Randolph’s house makes you aware of what a great interior designer can do. Randolph lives in ...

John Rosselli

The venerable firm of John Rosselli & Associates opened its first shop in New York City 50 years ago. Its Wisconsin ...

Marston Luce

The lure of history and architecture has led Marston Luce into some less-than-attractive places — with some beautiful results.

In the ...

Scandinavian Antiques & Living

Enter Georgetown’s newest antiques shop, Scandinavian Antiques & Living, and you’re struck by the colorfully eclectic selection of merchandise ...

Sixteen Fifty Nine

Don Draper and his fellow “Mad Men” have been very good for Mike Johnson.
The hit series has kicked off ...

Susquehanna Antique Company

“Traditional” is a word David Friedman admits is a good description of both himself, an antiques dealer, and his shop ...

Gray Announces Candidacy

Vincent Gray has entered the building. And what an entrance it was.

The Cherry Trees of Washington

In the 1880s, Eliza Scidmore was so impressed with Japan's cherry trees, she started a campaign to send some to Washington.

April 2010 ANC Update

At the ANC 2E’s March 30 meeting, the news was unsettling: crime is on the rise in Georgetown in recent weeks.

Georgetown's 10-Year Plan: Know Before You Go

Georgetowners will soon gather for a CAG meeting to address their major concerns and, ideally, make suggestions for an improved plan that compromises between resident and student interests.

2010 Georgetown House Tour

Around 80 years ago, St. John’s Episcopal Church started a program to help the homeless and the hungry. This neighborhood block party of a charity event was the first Georgetown House Tour.

Twilight for Philly Pizza?

On March 10, it looked as if Philly Pizza, or at least the ranch-drizzled pizza slinger as we knew it, may finally have been laid to rest for good.

Powell gets Pythagorean at Dumbarton House

On March 15, the Citizens Association of Georgetown gathered to talk a little classical architecture at Q Street’s Dumbarton ...

Look out, Ritz-Carlton: Capella Comes to Georgetown

Capella Hotels and Resorts, founded by Horst Shulze, a former exec at Ritz-Carlton, recently announced plans for a new addition to their swank network of hotels right here in Georgetown.

Future bright for M29, serendipitous for Nathans

M29 invited us for a peek at Georgetown's newest retail store.

Evans chats up neighbors, ANC

At last week’s ANC 2E meeting, Ward 2 Councilmember Jack Evans, always in every place and with little time ...

The Birth of the Computer, in Georgetown

Washingtonians may be surprised to know that the first computers were invented right here in Georgetown.

Village Victuals

In the midst of a grisly recession with a tight grip on Georgetown, it’s nice to know we have a few fine eateries that are still setting up shop.

Black History in Georgetown

There’s so much ado about Georgetown, so much bustle, so many dollars and words and honks exchanged at a ...

Black History: Our History

As February comes to a cold, long end, with it ends the annual celebration, commemoration and acknowledgement that we call ...

I Want to Hold Your Hand

The year was 1963, and the place was Washington, D.C. In the pop music world, Elvis was the undisputed King, and teenage girls swooned by the thousands when he came on stage. But popular music fans in this country were barely aware of a new musical group called The Beatles, who were taking Great Britain and Europe by storm.

Atlas Unshrugged: H Street, NE

H Street is a wide boulevard in Northeast, large enough to hold the city’s past and expansive enough to ...

FotoWeek, EcoFest and Georgetown Artists

FotoWeek flourishes

The numbers are in from last week’s FotoWeek DC festival, and they’re impressive.

Judges received over ...

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:05:25 -0500

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